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Lynx run past Stars 91-84

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Jayne Appel finished with 9 points and 11 rebounds vs. Lynx
Jayne Appel finished with 9 points and 11 rebounds vs. Lynx

Despite the Minnesota Lynx missing Seimone Augustus, they did not miss a beat as Monica Wright filled the void nicely.

Wright finished with a season-high 17 points as the Lynx defeated the San Antonio Stars 91-84 in front of 7,622 fans inside the Target Center on Thursday night.

Lindsay Whalen scored 22 points and Maya Moore added 21 as Augustus missed her second straight game with bursitis in her left knee. Wright scored the first six points for her team as she connected on two early three-pointers early.


”That plays a part in it. You can kind of pick and choose your pockets to score,” Wright said. ”With the players that we have, it can be anybody on any night.”

San Antonio head coach Dan Hughes had nothing but praise for Wright following the game.

”She’s a good player, and her coming off the bench is a luxury most of us don’t have,” Hughes said. ”You pay a lot of attention to Whalen, you pay a lot of attention to Maya, and (Wright) is a good player. Even if Augustus is gone, they still have good players.”

Kayla McBride led the Stars with 17 points and Danielle Robinson chipped in 13 as San Antonio had their five-game road winning streak snapped. Jayne Appel added nine points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes for the Stars.

”We hung, but we just couldn’tt quite get over the top,” Hughes said. ”They’re a good team when theyre able to play with the lead that much.”

Minnesota has won the first three of the five meetings between the two teams this season.

The Stars are now 9-9 on the season and will return to the court on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Indiana to face Tamika Catchings and the Fever at 4 p.m. inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.

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