Stars can't fly to win on Breast Health Awareness Night

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AT&T Center – The San Antonio Stars are working towards next season. Looking to improve with each game remaining in the regular season. Now, they know they’ll be in good hands with Moriah Jefferson at the helm.

Jefferson scored 27 points, but the Stars fell 92-84 to the Dallas Wings in front of 7,425 fans at the AT&T Center on Friday night for the team’s annual Breast Health Awareness Game.

Haley Peters added 19 points off the bench, while Appel-Marinelli and Monique Currie each chipped in 13 for San Antonio.

“The last three quarters I think I told the team we needed four quarters of that kind of battle with them,” Stars coach Dan Hughes said. “And giving them a separation of 12 points early. Defensively we were not as solid as we became in the second, third and fourth, and we paid a price. We could never play with the lead in this basketball game.”

San Antonio rarely led in the game as Dallas built a lead of 18 and cruised early in the fourth quarter.

The Wings were led by Odyssey Sims’ 20 points. Skylar Diggins added 16 for Dallas (10-21), who snapped their losing streak.

“It was I thought a real physical game for one,” Dallas coach Fred Williams said. “I thought with us jumping out to a lead gave us a little cushion to apply more defensive pressure on the perimeter. We just came down and made some big plays at the end.”

Up next: The Stars are now 6-24 on the season and will return to the court on Sunday when they welcome the Minnesota Lynx to the AT&T Center at 3:30 p.m.

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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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