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Moore Shines, West Wins WNBA All-Star Game

Maya Moore broke the WNBA All-Star Game scoring record and the West All Stars rallied to take down the East 117-112 on Saturday.

Moore poured in 30 points, breaking the record of 29 points scored in the All-Star Game set by Shoni Schimmel in last year’s overtime game. Trailing by one point with about two minutes remaining, Moore took over, scoring eight straight points, giving the West a 113-106 lead. They never looked back.

The Phoenix Mercury’s Brittany Griner added 21 points for the West.

The East was led by leading vote-getter Elena Delle-Donne. Making her first All-Star Game appearance, Delle-Donne finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. Playing in front of her home crowd, Alex Bentley led the East with 23 points.

It was the final All-Star Game for Tamika Catchings, who plans on retiring after next season. The WNBA doesn’t play the ASG in Olympic years, which includes next year. Catchings finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Her eight points gave broke Lisa Leslie’s All-Star Game career scoring record.

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