Late Drought Finishes Off Shock In Loss To Minnesota


Sunday, August 14th 2011, 10:38 pm
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

MINNEAPOLIS – When not a single player on a roster scores in double digits, that team is in for a long night.

The Tulsa Shock had trouble scoring in a 82-54 loss to the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night, dropping their 17th straight game.

Tulsa is 1-22 on the season (0-12 on the road).

Sheryl Swoopes led all Shock scorers with just nine points, but it wasn't just the points that Tulsa had trouble putting on the board.

Liz Cambage led all Shock players with five rebounds off the bench as the team put up just 24 boards total.

Tulsa led only briefly, jumping out first on a layup from Kayla Pederson to start the game, but it went downhill from there.

The Shock kept the margin at about 15 for most of the game, but a major drought nixed any chance of a comeback.

Cambage hit a jumper with 7:26 remaining to pull her team to within 64-50, but the Shock only managed four more points for the remainder of the contest.

Tulsa coach Teresa Edwards played two years for the Lynx at the end of her playing career, but didn't fare nearly as well in her first game coaching against them.

The Shock will host the Los Angeles Sparks at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 21.