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.