After losing to the Chicago Sky just two days ago, the Connecticut Sun triumphed over the Sky 82-75 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Courtney Williams led five players in double figures with 22 points as the Sun (18-13) clinched back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2011 and 2012.
Jonquel Jones (17 points, 15 rebounds) had nine offensive rebounds — one short of the team record she shares with Taj McWilliams-Franklin. Chiney Ogwumike (15 points, 14 rebounds) had six offensive rebounds on the way to her seventh double-double of the season. With Jones and Ogwumike leading the way, Connecticut rolled up 21 offensive rebounds, a season high and tied for the third-highest total in franchise history. Overall, Connecticut had a season-high 51 rebounds, which was also tied for third-most in team history.
Alyssa Thomas had 14 points and eight rebounds while Jasmine Thomas had 11 points, eight assists, and four steals. She recorded her 900th career assist midway through the first quarter, and she had nine points, six assists and all four steals in the second half.
Connecticut trailed 38-35 at halftime and were down 42-40 three minutes into the second half. That’s when a three by Courtney Williams sparked a 22-4 run over the final 6:41 of the quarter. Jones had nine points and four rebounds in that stretch while Williams had seven points to help Connecticut build a 62-46 lead after three quarters.
Stefanie Dolson led Chicago, tying her season-high with 20 points while grabbing eight rebounds. It was her 14th game of the season scoring in double figures. Kahleah Copper came off the bench for the Sky and posted 16 points including a season-high three made threes. It was her second-highest scoring effort of the season.
The Sun will be home again August 14, hosting the Dallas Wings at 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sky travel to Minnesota to take on the Lynx also on August 14.
Listen to the post-game press conference with Connecticut Sun Head Coach Curt Miller below.
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