Seattle hosts Connecticut in the second of its four-game homestand.

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Seattle opened its Friday matchup against Connecticut on a 10-0 run, unleashing one of its better offensive displays of the season.

Rookie forward Breanna Stewart was a catalyst. She was 3-for-3 from three-point range for 11 points and five rebounds in the first quarter, helping the Storm build a 30-16 lead.

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, Stewart was 5-of-5 from three-point range overall in the first half to give Seattle a 56-37 lead headed into the break.

Storm point guard Sue Bird had seven assists and 11 points. Second-year Storm guard Jewell Loyd added 11 points as Seattle shot 70 percent from the field overall.

Connecticut was 16 of 42 shooting from the field.