Seattle opened the game on a 10-0 run and closed the first quarter up 30-16. Stewart was 3 for 3 from three-point range for 11 points and five rebounds in the quarter.

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Seattle used an offensive showcase against Connecticut on Friday to end a three-game losing streak.

Yet rookie Breanna Stewart gave the 98-81 win bigger meaning.

Scribbled in black ink on a new pair of Nike shoes were the names of the 49 victims from the mass shooting this month at a gay nightclub in Orlando. It’s the second time Stewart took the time to write each name along the seams.

She first paid tribute on a pair of Nikes for Seattle’s game in Dallas on June 16 — four days after the shooting at Pulse nightclub.

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“The one thing that I can’t get over is just the fact that this is someone’s life and people are just taking lives like it’s nothing,” Stewart said.

“As a team, we’ve been talking about it. The stories are sad.”

Friday’s gesture tied into the Storm’s annual Pride Night where the organization donated proceeds from select items to the OneOrlando Fund formed by the city’s mayor, Buddy Dyer.

In KeyArena’s Section 125, the Storm covered 49 seats with T-shirts with #OrlandoUnited across the chest to also represent the victims.

Seattle opened the game on a 10-0 run and closed the first quarter up 30-16. Stewart was 3 for 3 from three-point range for 11 points and five rebounds in the quarter.

The top overall draft pick in April, Stewart was known for her three-point shot as she led the University of Connecticut to four straight NCAA titles. But the 6-foot-4 star was 2 of 21 from the arc her previous six WNBA games.

Against the Sun defense, Stewart was 5 for 5 from three-point range in the first half for 19 points and six rebounds.

The Storm shot 70 percent from the field overall to take a 56-37 lead into the break. Connecticut (3-11) threatened to close the deficit to single digits in the third quarter.

Second-year Storm guard Jewell Loyd instead forced a turnover and darted down court for a layin with 21.9 seconds left to give her team a 74-61 lead.

The Storm wasn’t challenged again.

“That play did it,” Loyd said.

Stewart finished Friday with a career-high-tying 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Loyd added 19 points. Point guard Sue Bird had 19 points and seven assists.

The Storm (5-9) shot a season-high 61.4 percent from the field overall.

However, Stewart’s biggest smile was hearing an in-arena announcenment stating that the team sold all items, including her shoes. Proceeds will go to the victims of the shooting.

“It’s awesome knowing what we’re doing is going to help,” she said.

“I don’t know how much it’s going to help, but we’re doing something.”