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East beats West in WNBA All-Star Game

East beats West in WNBA All-Star Game

Connecticut Sun's Alex Bentley (20) reaches for the ball after it was tipped away by Seattle Storm's Sue Bird in the first half of a WNBA basketball game as Sun's Kelsey Bone calls for the ball behind Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Seattle. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

PHOENIX (AP) — Shoni Schimmel scored an All-Star game record 29 points and had eight assists as the East pulled out a 125-124 victory Saturday over the West in the first WNBA All-Star Game to go into overtime.

Tamika Catchings, an All-Star for a record-tying ninth time, made a layup with six seconds to go to give the East the lead and then knocked the ball away from Skylar Diggins on the defensive end to seal the victory.

Sue Bird, the Seattle Storm’s lone representative, had an assist on Skylar Diggin’s layup in the fourth quarter that forced overtime. She finished with six points, four rebounds and four assists.

Brittney Griner, of the host Phoenix Mercury, scored 17 points, including a first-half dunk, for the West.

 

 

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