Storm Update: Seattle vs. Connecticut

  • Sat Jun 30th, 2012 7:32pm
  • Sports

By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer

Today’s game

Opponent: Connecticut Sun

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, Connecticut)

TV: None; Radio: KTPK 1090 AM

Scouting Report

The Seattle Storm reverted back to their old ways in Saturday’s 77-59 loss to the New York Liberty, struggling to find rhythm offensively.

The Storm shot just 32 percent from the field (19-for-59) and their leading scorers, Ann Wauters and Tina Thompson, had just 10 points apiece.

That has to change today when the Storm face the Connecticut Sun if Seattle expects to steal a road win. The Sun come into the game at 10-3, good enough for the best record in the Eastern Conference and the second-best record in the WNBA.

The Sun will be a defensive challenge for the Storm. Connecticut has four players averaging more than 12 points per game. Tina Charles leads the way averaging 18.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.

The Storm has a variety of forwards that they can throw at Charles to try to slow her down, but expect Ewelina Kobryn, who has come on offensively in recent games, to play a bigger role today as she provides a bit more strength in the key.

Forward Svetlana Abrosimova, who was signed by the Storm on Friday, saw her first action of the season against the Liberty. She was scoreless in six minutes of action.

Today’s game is the third of a four-game road trip for the Storm. Seattle is currently 1-1 on the trip, but the remaining two games are against two of the WNBA’s elite teams in Connecticut and the Los Angeles Sparks. As the Olympic break approaches, each game is extremely important to the Storm, who look to put themselves in the best position when Lauren Jackson returns for the second half of the season.