Storm Lose First Game of the Season
Sylvia Fowles scored 19 points to lead the Chicago Sky over the previously unbeaten Seattle Storm 84-75 Thursday night.

Cathrine Kraayeveld scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half for the Sky, who got their first win of the season after an 0-4 start.

Reserves Epiphanny Prince and Erin Thorn added 13 points each. Thorn made three 3-pointers.

"That's the beauty of our team, we've got players that can come off the bench and give us a lot of spark," Fowles said. "They came out with a lot of energy and kept the lead up. You can't ask for more than that."

Lauren Jackson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Seattle (4-1). Svetlana Abrosimova scored 13 points and Swin Cash had 12.

The Sky finished the first half on a 13-2 run to lead 42-29.

"They executed their game plan and got Sylvia involved early," Cash said. "We just didn't make the adjustments we normally do defensively."

Seattle cut its deficit to 78-72 on a driving layup by Svetlana Abrosimova with 50.8 seconds left.

Fowles then hit two free throws, before Seattle's Le'coe Willingham converted a three-point play. That made it 80-75 with 26 seconds left, but Thorn hit four consecutive free throws.

"They executed their game plan and got Sylvia involved early," Cash said. "We just didn't make the adjustments we normally do defensively."