TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Roneeka Hodges scored 19 points to lead five San Antonio players in double figures, and the Silver Stars cruised to a 93-62 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Friday night.
Jia Perkins had 13 points, Sophia Young added 12 and Becky Hammon and rookie Danielle Adams scored 11 each for San Antonio (2-0).
The Silver Stars, who beat the Shock 93-73 at home last Saturday, shot 9 for 17 on 3-pointers, led by Hodges' 5-of-5 effort.
``We knew we would be a pretty good 3-point shooting team,' San Antonio coach Dan Hughes said. ``We got very good energy out of our bench. Tulsa came out and really attacked us. We stabilized but the difference was our bench. They just gave us great energy.
Australian rookie Liz Cambage and Kayla Pederson scored 12 points apiece to lead Tulsa (0-3), which dropped its home opener and has lost 31 of 37 since moving from Detroit before last season. Tiffany Jackson, Ivory Latta and Chastity Reed added 10 points each.
Hughes said his team did a good job on defending Cambage in the low post.
``We attacked her,' he said. ``I thought we had a very solid game plan for her. It was a team effort defending her. I'm glad we've gotten her twice early in the season. She's got such great potential. She's only going to get better.'
Cambage said she was disappointed in the outcome in the team's home debut.
Asked what went wrong, Cambage replied, ``What went right? We just need to do the little things. This is frustrating.'
San Antonio rookie Rookie Danielle Robinson, who led the University of Oklahoma to back-to-back Final Fours in the NCAA Tournament, added eight points, four assists and two steals in her first game back in the state.
``It was great to be back in Oklahoma and see fans in OU shirts,' Robinson said. ``It was cool to play here. I love the league.'
Tulsa grabbed the early lead but San Antonio used a 10-2 run late in the first quarter to take control, building a 21-14 cushion. From there, the Silver Stars stretched the lead to 20 points at halftime.
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