Castro-Marques leads Dream past Silver Stars

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Iziane Castro-Marques scored 23 points and Angel McCoughtry added 20 as the Atlanta Dream held off the San Antonio Silver Stars 75-70 on Saturday night in the WNBA season opener for both teams.

McCoughtry scored seven points in an 11-1 run midway through the first quarter to put Atlanta up for good. Sancho Lyttle scored 16 points, and Erika de Souza added 11 points and 15 rebounds for the Dream.

Becky Hammon scored seven of her 20 points in the fourth period for San Antonio, which cut into a 10-point deficit with a late rally.

Sophia Young, who practiced just once with San Antonio before Saturday because of a long European season, scored six of the Silver Stars' first nine points and finished with 15.