McBride scores 27, but Stars comeback falls short

Kayla McBride scored a game-high 27 points and helped spark a fourth quarter comeback, but Connecticut was able to hold off the Stars with an 85-77 win at the AT&T Center on Saturday.

Trailing by 12 entering the fourth, the Stars made a furious comeback with a 9-0 run in the first 2:14 of the period. A McBride pull-up jumper cut the lead to 63-60 and Connecticut called timeout, but the three-point deficit was the closest the Stars would get.

McBride got going with back-to-back 3-pointers at the end of the third quarter and finished 7-of-14 from the field, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range and 9-of-9 from the free throw line. Of McBride’s 27 points, 20 came in the second half.
Kayla Alexander added 14 points.

Connecticut’s Courtney Williams scored a career-high 23 points, shooting 10-of-11 from the field to lead the Sun (2-5). Williams had 15 in the first half, as the Sun entered the break with a 40-35 lead. Alyssa Thomas added 18 and Jasmine Thomas scored 13 for Connecticut.

Making her first ever WNBA start, Kelsey Plum scored 8 points with 7 assists and 3 steals. Plum assisted on three of Isabelle Harrison’s five field goals, as Harrison finished with 11 and reached double figures for the fifth time this season.

The Stars fell to 0-7, but will have another chance at home to get their first win of the season on Tuesday when they host Seattle.

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