Saturday's WNBA Capsules
Sunday, July 10, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Erin Phillips scored 14 points, and Tamika Catchings did a little of everything else as the Indiana Fever defeated the Washington Mystics 68-57 on Saturday night for their sixth straight win.
Catchings had 10 points, seven rebounds, six steals, four assists and three blocks for the Fever (9-3), who have the best record in the league.
Catchings had five steals in the fourth quarter, and the Fever held Washington to seven points in the final period. The Mystics went scoreless for the final 4:53 as Indiana closed the game on a 9-0 run.
Nicky Anosike scored 12 points and Marissa Coleman added 11 for the Mystics (2-8). Washington’s Crystal Langhorne, the league’s No. 5 scorer with 18.1 points per game, sat out because of back pain.
Lynx 90, Sun 67
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Maya Moore scored a season-high 26 points, and Seimone Augustus added 20 to lead Minnesota past Connecticut.
Rebekkah Brunson added 12 points and 10 rebounds to help the Lynx (7-3) pull into a tie with San Antonio for first place in the Western Conference.
Renee Montgomery scored 14 points to lead the Sun (6-4). Tina Charles was held to just six points and eight rebounds.
The Lynx outscored the Sun 23-6 in the third quarter to pull away for their second straight win and tying the best 10-game start in franchise history.
Moore, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft, led Minnesota’s third-quarter push with seven points. She finished 6 for 9 on 3-pointers.
Sky 81, Dream 69
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Epiphanny Prince scored 24 points, Courtney Vandersloot had 16 and Chicago rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat Atlanta.
Michelle Snow added 13 points and Sylvia Fowles had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Sky (6-6).
Angel McCoughtry scored 17 points to lead the Dream (3-8), including eight in the final period. Erika DeSouza added 14 points, Iziana Castro Marques had 12 and Armintie Price added 10 for Atlanta.
Chicago took its first lead, 54-53, on Erin Thorn’s pull-up jumper with 9:40 left in the fourth quarter. The Sky held the lead until McCoughtry made two free throws to put the Dream ahead 63-62 with 5:06 to go.
However, Tamera Young’s jumper 17 seconds later regained Chicago’s lead and the Sky didn’t trail again.
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