ARLINGTON, Texas — Breanna Stewart was too much for the Dallas Wings to handle.
Stewart had 28 points and 12 rebounds and powered a late run as the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 97-76 in WNBA action Sunday.
Stewart came into the game leading the WNBA in scoring at 21.5 points per game.
The Wings took their second lead of the second half at 71-70 on Skylar Diggins-Smith’s 3-pointer with 7:56 remaining in the game. The Storm (10-4) then held Dallas (6-6) scoreless over the next 5:28 as Seattle scored 22 straight points to pull away. Stewart hit two 3-pointers and scored 12 points during that run.
Natasha Howard scored 13 points for Seattle. Jewell Loyd and Sami Whitcomb each scored 12, and Sue Bird had 10 points and 10 assists.
The Storm held the Wings to eight first-half rebounds and finished the game with a 39-22 edge on the glass.
Seattle had a scary moment in the first half when coach Dan Hughes went down on the sideline when Dallas’ Kayla Thornton accidentally ran into him. Hughes went back to the locker room for a few minutes before returning to the bench.
Liz Cambage scored 20 of her 23 points in the first half for Dallas.
The Wings erased a 15-point first-half deficit when they took a 56-55 lead in the middle of the third quarter.
Storm guard Noelle Quinn grabbed her 1,000th career rebound at the 8:12 mark of the second quarter. … Hughes improved to 4-1 on the road in his first season as the Storm’s head coach. … Seattle’s 31 defensive rebounds were one shy of the team’s season high.