Diggins' homecoming spoiled by Fever

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - It wasn't a great homecoming for Skylar Diggins.

The former South Bend Washington and Notre Dame star returned to her home state for the first time as a pro. She received a thunderous welcome during the pregame introductions, but scored her lone points with 34.7 seconds left in the game as the Tulsa Shock lost to Indiana Fever 80-69 in Indianapolis Friday night.

Diggins was 1-of-6 shooting for the game. She did have five assists and three steals.

Tamika Catchings scored a season-high 28 points after missing two games because of a lower back injury, helping the defending WNBA champion Fever snap a seven-game losing streak.

Catchings also had six steals. Karima Christmas had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Fever (2-7), and Shavonte Zellous added 10 points.

Nicole Powell had a season-high 21 points for the Shock (3-11), including 19 in the first half. She entered the game averaging 8.7 points. Riquna Williams added 16 points, and Glory Johnson had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Diggins and the Shock will play again on Sunday at 4pm. You can watch on NBA TV.

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