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Recaps: Storm, Lynx pick up big wins in Wednesday action

The newly-selected All-Stars shone as Seattle and Minnesota put up dominant efforts.

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Sylvia Fowles of the Minnesota Lynx scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in Wednesday’s win over the Indiana Fever.
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Two afternoon games made up Wednesday’s WNBA schedule. Here’s what happened.

Seattle Storm (101) vs. Chicago Sky (83)

All of the newly-selected WNBA All-Stars on the court shone for their respective teams as the Storm overcame a close first quarter to handily put away the Sky in Chicago.

Breanna Stewart scored a game-high 30 points to go with 9 rebounds, while Jewell Loyd added 20 points and 10 rebounds. Sue Bird dished 11 assists for the first-place Storm, now up in the standings by two games over the Phoenix Mercury.

For the Sky, Allie Quigley led the team with 18 points, while Stefanie Dolson and Diamond DeShields scored 14 apiece. Courtney Vandersloot scored 11 points to go with 6 assists, and Dolson also had 6 assists to tie her season-high.

Seattle broke 100 points for the fourth time this season, setting a single-season franchise record. Also, Stewart joined elite company as just the second Storm player to have back-to-back 30-point games.

Minnesota Lynx (89) vs. Indiana Fever (65)

The Lynx had no intention of letting the last-place Fever take the season series, downing Indiana by 24 points in a game where Minnesota never trailed.

As in Wednesday’s other game, the All-Stars led the way. Sylvia Fowles scored a season-high 30 points (to go with 16 rebounds) on 86.7 percent shooting to lead all scorers, Seimone Augustus added 13 points and Maya Moore had 10. Cecilia Zandalasini also put up 10 points, reaching double digits in scoring for the first time since June 16.

Candice Dupree scored 20 for the Fever, while Cappie Pondexter added 10. Dupree and Pondexter were the only players to score in double figures for the Fever as they shot just 40.6 percent on the day. The Fever are the only team without any representatives in the All-Star Game.

In addition to her scoring achievement, Fowles also blocked 3 shots, which puts her in fourth place on the WNBA’s all-time list with 558.