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Young's last-second shot lifts Silver Stars

Jul 29, 2009 - 3:18 AM SAN ANTONIO(AP) -- Sophia Young hit a 3-pointer from 21 feet as the buzzer sounded to give the San Antonio Silver Stars a 74-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night.

Becky Hammon led the Silver Stars with 24 points as San Antonio erased an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit. Young, who scored 15 points, was 4 of 17 before sinking the final shot.

"I didn't make hardly any of my shots the whole game," Young said. "It was just one of those things. They crowded off and helped on Becky (on the final play). I was just spotting up, trying to get ready to shoot."

Seattle tied it when Tanisha Wright scored on a drive through the lane with 14 seconds left.

Rookie Megan Frazee added 15 points and seven rebounds as the defending Western Conference champion Silver Stars (8-8) won consecutive games for the second time this season.

Seattle (11-7) had won three straight.

"San Antonio made a good play," said Seattle coach Brian Agler, a Silver Stars assistant two years ago. "We felt like the ball was going to get into (Hammon's) hands at some point. She penetrated, drew a lot of attention and kicked it. Sophia hit a good shot on us."

The Silver Stars have won six in a row against the Storm at home. Seattle has not won in San Antonio since Aug. 23, 2005. The Silver Stars have won nine of 12 meetings since then.

All five Seattle starters scored in double figures, led by Lauren Jackson's 19. It was her second game back after missing two contests due to a left Achilles' tendon strain.

"We definitely didn't have our best game," Jackson said. "We had patches where we were good, but it just wasn't enough. We need to play 40 minutes, not just 10 minutes a half."

Seattle had an 11-point lead shortly after the start of the fourth quarter when Camille Little made one of two free throws.

But the Silver Stars outscored Seattle 14-2, capped by Edwige Lawson-Wade's 3-pointer that gave San Antonio a 65-64 lead with 3:40 remaining.

"There were stretches where both teams dominated a little bit, but in the fourth quarter we moved the ball really well," Silver Stars coach Dan Hughes said. "I thought we had the ability down the stretch to make plays for a comeback."

Wright, who was 0-for-1 at halftime, led the Storm with 10 points in the third. She scored 14 points overall.

The teams meet again Saturday in Seattle.

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