Wednesday's WNBA Capsules
Thursday, July 14, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Douglas scored 20 points, and the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 90-78 on Wednesday for their seventh consecutive victory.
Jessica Davenport scored 14 points for the Fever (10-3), who improved on the WNBA’s best record. Erin Phillips and Tamika Catchings had 13 apiece.
Six Indiana players scored in double figures for just the third time in franchise history.
Indiana made 11 3-pointers, with six Fever players making at least one 3.
Tan White went 5 for 5 from 3-point range and finished with 17 points for Connecticut (6-5). Tina Charles had 15 points and 11 rebounds, but Renee Montgomery, the league’s No. 5 scorer, was held to six points on 2-for-12 shooting.
Indiana led 32-18 at the end of the first quarter. The Fever went 4 for 5 from 3-point range and made 12 of 19 shots overall in the first 10 minutes.
Mercury 112, Lynx 105
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 27 points, including five 3-pointers, and Phoenix rallied to grab sole possession of first place in the Western Conference.
Reserve DeWanna Bonner had 24 points for Phoenix, which has won five straight and nine of 10 after beginning the season with three consecutive losses.
Penny Taylor added 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Mercury (9-4). She scored 14 in the fourth quarter to help Phoenix overcame an 11-point deficit.
Seimone Augustus led the Lynx (7-4) with 22 points. Lindsay Whalen added 19 and Rebekkah Brunson had 16 points and had 16 rebounds. Rookie Maya Moore had 15 points on 6-for-18 shooting.
Liberty 91, Dream 69
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicole Powell scored 20 points and the Liberty won for the sixth time in seven games.
Kia Vaughn had 14 points, Leilani Mitchell scored 12 and Plenette Pierson 11 for New York (8-5). Cappie Pondexter and Quanitra Hollingsworth each added 10 points.
Angel McCoughtry scored 17 points, Coco Miller had 15 and Armintie Price added 12 for Atlanta (3-9), which has lost six of eight.
The Liberty scored six consecutive points, capped by Pondexter’s fast-break layup, to take a 64-43 lead with 5:42 left in the third.
New York led 54-37 at the break, its highest scoring first half of the season.
Sky 72, Shock 54
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — WNBA scoring leader Sylvia Fowles scored 21 points to power Chicago to the victory.
Fowles, now averaging 20.4 points, added 13 rebounds in front of a franchise-record crowd announced at 13,838 at Allstate Arena.
The Shock (1-12) has lost seven straight. Interim coach Teresa Edwards is 0 for 2 since taking over following Nolan Richardson’s resignation last week.
Reserve Jennifer Lacy had 13 points and Andrea Riley added 12 for Tulsa.
Epiphanny Prince had 11 and reserve Tamera Young added 10 points for the Sky (7-7), who led 21-9 after one quarter.