Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Camille Little scored 17 points on Thursday and
the Seattle Storm returned from the WNBA's Olympic break with a 72-58 win over
the Phoenix Mercury.
Tanisha Wright added 10 points and eight assists while Shekinna Stricklen
scored nine off the bench for the Storm, who have won nine of their last 12
games to reach .500 (10-10).
Sue Bird returned from London after winning her third goal medal and saw
limited action in the win, scoring just two points in a little over 10
Samantha Prahalis scored 15 points to pace the Mercury, who tied a franchise-
high with their seventh consecutive loss. The last time they dropped seven
straight was in 2003.
Alexis Hornbuckle finished with 12 points while Diana Taurasi, who averaged a
team-high 12.4 points per game for the U.S. in London, sat out with a strained
left hip flexor.
The Storm led the entire second half and pushed their advantage to 18 in the
runaway fourth quarter.
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