Charlotte Smith-Taylor scored 11 points to help the Charlotte Sting beat the visiting Indiana Fever, 46-37, last night in the second-lowest scoring game in WNBA history.
Indiana was 9 of 48 from the field, setting a league record for fewest field goals. Natalie Williams had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Fever (7-6). Indiana's Tamika Catchings was 1 of 11 from the field and finished with nine points.
Dawn Staley added 10 points for the Sting (7-6) before leaving the game because of an ankle injury.
Indiana, 0-8 in Charlotte, scored the first six points of the second half to take a 26-23 lead, but the Fever went scoreless for more than nine minutes.
Olympia Scott-Richardson made a turnaround shot in the lane to cap an 11-0 run that gave Charlotte a 34-26 lead with 9 minutes 14 seconds left.
The Fever closed to 36-33 on Catchings's three-pointer, but Staley hit a bank shot and a three-pointer with 3:11 to go to make it 41-33.
Miami and Washington played the lowest-scoring game in league history, Miami's 42-35 victory in 2001.
* SILVER STARS 80, MERCURY 72: Agnieszka Bibrzycka made a three-pointer early in overtime to give San Antonio a five-point lead en route to the road win.
The Silver Stars (5-9) won their second straight game. On Thursday night, they snapped a franchise-record, eight-game losing streak with a victory over Minnesota.
LaToya Thomas scored 14 points, Shannon Johnson had 13 points and 10 assists and Margo Dydek added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Silver Stars. Bibrzycka finished with eight points.
Bibrzycka's three-pointer with 1:11 left in regulation gave the Silver Stars a 62-58 lead.
The Mercury (6-6) fought back, holding San Antonio to four free throws the rest of the way, and tied it at 66 on Anna DeForge's three free throws with 35 seconds left and a three-pointer by Penny Taylor with 4.7 seconds to go.
Johnson made a layup 1:14 into the extra period, and the Stars took a 71-66 lead on Bibrzycka's second three-pointer with 3:04 left.
Taylor had a season-high 25 points for Phoenix, Diana Taurasi added 17, and Anna DeForge had 11. Taurasi was 8 for 24 from the field but was 2 for 2 in overtime.
* LIBERTY 67, STORM 62: In Spokane, Wash., Becky Hammon scored 15 points, and Elena Baranova contributed 13 as New York snapped a six-game losing streak.