The San Antonio Stars ended the 2015 season with a 59-58 road win over the Seattle Storm in front of 6,145 fans inside Key Arena on Sunday night.
Dearica Hamby had 15 points and Alex Montgomery added nine for San Antonio, who avoided the worst road record in league history with the win. Samantha Logic made two free throws with 1:10 to play to seal the game for the Stars.
“We hadn’t had a road win so I feel good for them,” Stars head coach Dan Hughes said. “We tried to work on a couple things late even though we were out of the playoffs. I was glad to see our players concentrate on some of those things.”
Sophia Young-Malcolm had eight points and four rebounds in her final game as she is retiring after 10 seasons – all with San Antonio.
“To finish with a win, it’s a positive,” Young-Malcolm said. “I’m proud of my teammates for the way they fought and hung in there. Even with such adversity, it’s been an amazing ride with these girls. I’m blessed, honored and privileged to have played with them.”
The Storm were led by Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis’ career-high 19 points. Angel Goodrich scored 12 for Seattle (11-23), who have the best chance at landing the No.1 pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft.
“We’re really pleased with this team’s growth and that was our number one objective this year was to find some young players and grow together with them,” Seattle head coach Jenny Bousek said.
The Stars finish the season with a record of 8-26, including a 7-10 record at home and 1-16 record on the road. The loss gives San Antonio a 27 percent chance a grabbing the No. 1 pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft.
“It’s to the future – seeds for the future coming out of (this season),” Hughes said about his message to the team. “Really now, at this moment, it’s to think about the future and we’re a very young basketball team so we just talked about that.”
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