Stewart hit 4 3s, scores 25 to help Storm beat Fever 81-65

Breanna Stewart scored 25 points, Jewell Loyd and Tina Charles each added 15 points and the Seattle Storm defeated Indiana 81-65 on Sunday.

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 25 points, Jewell Loyd and Tina Charles added 15 points each and the Seattle Storm defeated Indiana 81-65 on Sunday to extend the fever’s losing streak to nine games.

Seattle (17-8) is a half game behind the Las Vegas Aces (18-7) and two games behind WNBA leaders and defending champions Chicago Sky (19-6).

Ezi Magbegor scored back-to-back baskets from inside to finally put the storm ahead and sparked a 15-2 run that took it to 23-13 when Stewart hit a 3 at 2-11 in the first quarter. Danielle Robinson hit a pull-up jumper that capped a 10-2 dash from Fever to open the second half and cut their deficit to 44-41 with 6 minutes left in the third quarter, but Indiana came no closer.

The Storm used a 10-2 run in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Charles scored 13 of their 15 points in the second half.

Magbegor added 10 points for the storm.

Seattle has now beaten Indiana in seven straight games.

NaLyssa Smith led Indiana (5-22) with 15 points and nine rebounds. Emma Cannon scored a career-high 14 points and Queen Egbo added 13.

The Fever have lost 10 of their last 11 games.

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Emma Bowman

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