Stars fall in Tulsa, lose 10th straight

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Jia Perkins had 24 points as the San Antonio Stars fell to the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night. (Photo by WNBA-Tulsa Shock)
Jia Perkins had 24 points as the San Antonio Stars fell to the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night. (Photo by WNBA-Tulsa Shock)

At this point, its about pride, the San Antonio Stars want to win at least one road game. But they took another ‘L’ in their second to last game on Tuesday.

Jia Perkins finished with 24 points, but the Stars fell 74-64 to the Tulsa Shock in front of an announced crowd of 4,145 fans inside the BOK Center. The loss was the tenth straight for the silver and black.

Danielle Adams added 14 points, while both Sophia Young-Malcolm and Alex Montgomery chipped in 14 points for San Antonio, who clinched the worst record in the WNBA with the loss.

“I thought we did a pretty good job defensively through a lot of the game,” Stars head coach Dan Hughes said. “I thought Odyssey (Sims) kind of put them on her back a little bit, and that was a stretch where we kind of lost the lead.  We had four people in double figures, so we were trying to do some things, but Tulsa is finding ways to win these types of games.”

San Antonio has lost 14 of their last 15 overall and are 0-16 on the road. The 1998 Washington Mystics are the only team in league history to go winless away from home.

Tulsa was led by Odyssey Sims’ 27 points and seven rebounds. No other player scored in double figures for the Shock (17-15), who clinched the third seed in the Western Conference with the win.

“O is amazing. She finds us when we are open and she always gives us that extra push that you just can’t find somewhere else,” Tulsa forward Jordan Hooper said. “It is amazing to score double digit points in 9 games in a row against this level of competition.”

The Stars are now 7-26 on the season and will close out the 2015 season on Sunday when they face the Seattle Storm at 8 p.m. inside Key Arena.

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Stephen Anderson is a writer and editor for the Project Spurs Network. He joined the PS team back in 2014 as a staff writer with Project Spurs and has taken over as editor for network sites Stars Hoops, Rampage Central, and Red Black 90. Stephen graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2017 with a degree in Communications Arts, specializing in Journalism and Public Relations. He is a credentialed media member for the San Antonio Stars, Rampage, and San Antonio FC.

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