Dream struggle from 3-point distance in loss to Seattle

Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes (15) shoots against the Seattle Storm. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes (15) shoots against the Seattle Storm. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Jewell Loyd scored 13 of her 18 points in the first quarter to lead six Seattle players in double figures, and the Storm cruised past the Atlanta Dream 95-71 on Wednesday night in College Park.

Tiffany Hayes scored 20 in her first 20 minutes of play and finished with 22 points for the Dream (4-5). Elizabeth Williams had eight points and 12 rebounds. Atlanta was held to 35.8% shooting overall. The Dream was just 3-for-26 shooting from the 3-point line.

Breanna Stewart had 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Sue Bird added 11 points and six assists for Seattle (8-2), which rebounded after a last-second loss to Dallas on Sunday. Stephanie Talbot chipped in 13 points off the bench.

Bird and Talbot each made three of Seattle’s 12 3-pointers. The Storm shot 55.6% from the field, including 12 of 22 behind the arc. Seattle also hit 13 of 16 free throws.

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