Stars Weekly Update

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Danielle Robinson
Danielle Robinson. (Photo by Rebecca George.)

Provided by SAStars.com.

Stars vs. Seattle
June 13 • 7 p.m. CT • AT&T Center (FSSW)
San Antonio will host the Seattle Storm on Friday, marking the first time these two sides have met this season. The Stars are 24-27 all-time against the Storm, and are 15-11 at home. Since moving to San Antonio, the Stars franchise is 13-7 against the Storm at home.

Stars vs. Los Angeles
June 14 • 7 p.m. CT • AT&T Center
San Antonio will host the Sparks the following night, marking their second back-to- back this season. The Stars fell to the Sparks in Los Angeles on 5/25, but are 18-17 overall against Los Angeles at home.

STARS NOTES
EXTRA TIME NEEDED: The Stars played their first overtime game of the 2014 season on 6/7 vs. Phoenix. The two sides needed two overtime periods to settle the score that finished with a 91-
79 victory for the Mercury.

MILESTONES REACHED: Stars guard, Danielle Robinson, scored her 1,000th point and collected her 500th assist on 6/7 against the Mercury. Robinson entered the game needing just one assist and nine points to reach the respective milestones. She finished with 17 points and two assists total. Her 1,008 points ranks 10th on the Stars all-time list, and her 501 assists comes in at third in franchise history.

SHARING IS CARING: All nine Stars that played in the 6/7 double-overtime game against Phoenix scored at least three points. With that, the Stars have now had at least eight players in the scoring column in each game so far this season, and have had at least nine players score in a single game in seven of their nine contests in 2014.

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE: Stars forward, Sophia Young-Malcolm scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on 6/7 vs. Phoenix to record San Antonio’s first double-double of the 2014 season. It marked the first double-double by a Star since Jayne Appel grabbed 12 rebounds and scored 10 points on 8/31/13 vs. Los Angeles. Young-Malcolm’s last double-double came in 2012 when she scored 12 points and collected 11 rebounds on 9/21 at Seattle.

SIXTH WOMAN OF THE YEAR?: Stars guard, Jia Perkins, is making an early case for the end of season award, leading the Stars with 13.2 points per game. Off the bench, Perkins scored 17 points on 6/5 in New York, and 11 points on 6/7 vs. Phoenix. Perkins ranks 17th in the WNBA in scoring, but first among players that have predominantly come off the bench in their 2014 games.

Forward Sophia Young-Malcolm had her best week since she returned from injury this season after missing all of 2013. The Baylor alum recorded the first double-double for the Stars in 2014, and her personal first since September of 2012. Young-Malcolm also scored a game-high 18 points in the Stars 87-75 win in New York on 6/5.

Over her two games on 6/5 and 6/7, Young-Malcolm averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 32.0 minutes. She also didn’t commit a single turnover during that stretch.

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