San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tamika Catchings and Shavonte Zellous each
netted 19 points to help the Indiana Fever pull away in the second half for a
79-64 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars in both teams' season openers
Friday at AT&T Center.
Erlana Larkins scored eight points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, while Katie Douglas supplied 18 points, four steals and four assists for the defending WNBA champion Fever.
Shenise Johnson had 14 points and five boards to pace San Antonio, which is coming off six straight playoff appearances. Shameka Christon scored 10 points and Danielle Robinson dished out nine helpers and had four steals in the setback.
The Silver Stars have lost six of the last eight meetings in the series.
San Antonio jumped out to a 10-0 lead early on, but Indiana chipped back to tie the game at 30-30 on Zellous' driving layup with 3:45 left in the first half. The hosts led at the break, 35-34.
Indiana took control in the second half, outscoring the Silver Stars 23-13 in the third quarter. That included a 13-2 run, and the Fever cruised in the fourth.