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Stars fall short in Connecticut

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The San Antonio Stars are looking to improve on every game. Playing a team twice can do that as it did on Father’s Day in Connecticut, but it would still lead to another loss for the Silver and Black.

Kayla McBride scored 25 points, but the Stars fell 93-90 to the Connecticut Sun in front of 5,596 fans at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Monique Currie added 16 points and Moriah Jefferson chipped in 16 in her return to Connecticut. Dearica Hamby and Kayla Alexander each added 12 for San Antonio, whose fourth quarter woes hurt for the second straight game.

“We did some things well and we did some things that we wish we had back and I think it’s a matter of us understanding that as we evolve a little bit you have to complete the process, so it’s a matter of us getting solid in some ways,” said Stars coach Dan Hughes. “I thought offensively it was one of our better games, but defensively we have to step up in a couple areas.”

San Antonio was outscored 27-17 in the final quarter, despite tying a season-high in assists with 24.

The Sun were led by Alex Bentley’s 29 points. Chiney Ogwumike finished with a season high of 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting for Connecticut (3-10), who are now 2-0 against San Antonio this season.

We’ve been here the last five games and in the last three we haven’t been able to get to the finish line,” Sun coach Curt Miller said. “We really needed them not necessarily to play hard, but to play smarter. They were shooting well over 50 percent, about 55 percent, going into the fourth quarter.”

Up next: The Stars are now 2-9 on the season and will return to the court on Tuesday when they face the Chicago Sky at 7 p.m. inside Allstate Arena.

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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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