Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Temeka Johnson had 22 points, six rebounds and
five assists as the Tulsa Shock earned their first win of the season with an
87-75 decision over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday.
Riquna Williams added 19 points off the bench, while Ivory Latta and Glory
Johnson scored 12 points apiece for the Shock, who improved their record to
Including last season, Tulsa had dropped its last 15 games.
DeWanna Bonner finished with 24 points and nine rebounds to lead Phoenix,
which fell to 2-7 on the year. Both of the Mercury's wins this season have
come over the Shock.
Charde Houston contributed 22 points in defeat.
The game entered the fourth quarter tied at 56-56, but Tulsa opened the frame
with a 13-4 run to take control.
A personal 6-2 run by Samantha Prahalis brought Phoenix within 78-73 with 1:26
left in the game, but Tulsa connected on six straight free throws before the
Mercury sank another basket to pull away for the win.
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