Shenise Johnson tries to get to the basket
Photo courtesy of Daniel Clark Evans(NBAE)
Better late then never, here is my game recap
The San Antonio Silver Stars lost their home opener by a final score of 79-64
The official recap is here –> Indiana vs San Antonio
Post game video can be found here –> Post game Press video
The San Antonio Silver Stars started off the game on the right foot, and were making all of the right plays. The Indiana Fever looked like they were just going through the motions and the Silver Stars were making them pay for it. It looked like the Silver Stars were having complete control of the game but then Indiana came storming back and won the game in a convincing matter. The Silver Stars just didn`t have enough weapons to take away from Indiana as both Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas looked strong in their first game of the season.
Shenise Johnson looked great in her first game of her second season. She looked strong, attacked the basket and was aggressive. Kind of looked like of how she was projected as one of the ROY players coming out of her draft last year
– The Fever also looked good and sharp and business like in their win against San Antonio
– Davellyn White, the rookie shot the ball a bit too much, but still showed some skills in her first pro game. As did Kayla Alexander.
– This is the first game of the season. The Stars will play again in a week against LA.
The San Antonio Silver Stars tip off their season tonight at the AT&T Center. It will be on LiveAccess online and NBATV & Fox Sports SouthWest at 8 pm. The Silver Stars are coming off from a great season last year and off a disappointing first round exit at the hands of the Los Angeles Sparks. In the off season, the Silver Stars lost Sophia Young to an ACL injury she suffered while playing overseas in China. The Silver Stars also drafted Kayla Alexander and Davellyn White hoping both can ease into the season and make an impact. The Silver Stars will also be without Becky Hammon who suffered a finger injury in practice about a couple of days ago. She is sidelined indefinitely.
The Silver Stars will have to rely on their young players – Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson as well as Shenise Johnson. Jia Perkins, one of the key contributors off the bench last season will also be needed. Delisha Milton Jones experience will have to come in handy as they try to navigate their way into a tough opening schedule.
The Indiana Fever are coming off a championship from last season but are missing three important players as well as their rookie Layshia Clarendon. The Indiana Fever are still one of the best in the Eastern Conference due to their veterans and team leaders in Katie Douglas and Tamika Catchings and will be there once again, competing with the best of the East.
This game will feature a heavy amount of defense and the Silver Stars will need to attack the basket as well as their three point shooting to be able to come away with the victory.
Probable San Antonio Starters
PG – Danielle Robinson / SG – Jia Perkins / SF – Shameka Christon / PF – Delisha Milton Jones / C – Jayne Appel
Probable Indiana Fever Starters
PG – Briann January / SG – Katie Douglas / SF – Tamika Catchings / PF – ? / C – Erlana Larkins
Silver Stars and Indiana Fever are tied (1 – 1) in pre season this year
Game Winner: Indiana by 5
It will be close and competitive, but ultimately SASS won’t have enough to pull it out.