Shock Hang Tight But Fall To Minnesota


Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 11:15 pm
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

TULSA, Oklahoma – The Tulsa Shock have had some valiant efforts lately against some of the league's top teams.

But at the end of the day, a loss is still a loss.

Tulsa held tight at home against the league's top team – the Minnesota Lynx – but came away with a 78-72 loss.

The Shock are now 1-24 and are still riding the longest losing streak in WNBA history.

A jumper from Ivory Latta tied the score at 34 with less than a minute to go until the half before a Minnesota layup gave the Lynx a two-point lead at the break.

Tulsa never led after the early stages of the game but never got too far behind, either.

With just 19 seconds to play, a 3-pointer from Amber Holt had her team within three.

But the Shock couldn't convert down the final stretch and the Lynx hit their free throws to ice the game.

Four Shock players scored in double figures, led by Holt with 18.

Tiffany Jackson had another double-double with 13 points and 10 boards.

The Shock will hit the road and play at Seattle on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.