Poor third quarter downs Stars in Connecticut

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After a solid 20 minutes of play, it appeared the Stars were on track to secure their third win. However, the team was unable to maintain their consistent play as the game went on, which resulted in an 89-75 loss to the Connecticut Sun on Sunday afternoon.

Coming out flat in the second half has been a major issue all season for the Stars, and the Sun were able to capitalize. Connecticut (12-8) outscored San Antonio 33-10 in the third quarter after being down by five at halftime.

San Antonio (2-17) stretched its lead to seven immediately following the break off a steal and score by Kayla McBride. Unfortunately, the Stars’ offense stalled for the remainder of the quarter. The Stars did manage to outscore the Sun by four in the final period, but the lead was insurmountable by then.

McBride went down with an ankle injury during the fourth quarter, and was evaluated after the game. Her status will be updated at a later time.

Courtney Williams scored 15 points for the Sun, while Jasmine Thomas, Alyssa Thomas and Jonquel Jones put up 13 each.

Isabelle Harrison led the Stars with 17 points, McBride added 14 and Kelsey Plum 11. Moriah Jefferson, Dearica Hamby and Sydney Colson all had eight.

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