Sunday’s WNBA Capsules
Monday, July 18, 2011
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Rookie Danielle McCray scored a career-high 22 points to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 76-71 on Sunday.
Tina Charles added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun (8-5) who are the lone team in the Eastern Conference undefeated at home (6-0).
Tamika Catchings led Indiana (10-5) with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
Indiana trailed 72-65 with 39 seconds remaining before Jessica Davenport made two free throws. Catchings stole the ensuing inbounds pass and assisted on Katie Douglas’ basket to cut it to 72-69 with 34 seconds left.
Connecticut guard Renee Montgomery made one of two free throws to push the Sun lead to four at 73-69. Catchings made it a two-point game with 18 seconds left on her lay-in.
Kalana Greene made one of two free throws, giving Indiana a chance, but Catchings threw an errant pass to Douglas that went out of bounds with 7.7 seconds left.
Kara Lawson’s two free throws sealed it with 6.9 seconds remaining.
Liberty 88, Shock 57
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cappie Pondexter scored 18 points, Essence Carson had 17 and the Liberty cruised to a victory over the Shock.
Kia Vaughn had 15 points and Plenette Pierson, back after missing one game due to a strained tendon in her left knee, added 12 points to help the Liberty (9-6) win for the seventh time in nine games.
Tiffany Jackson scored 17 points, Doneeka Lewis and rookie Liz Cambage added 11 each for Tulsa (1-14), which lost its ninth straight. The Shock shot 34 percent (21 for 62) from the field, including 5 for 25 on 3-pointers, as Teresa Edwards fell to 0-4 since replacing Nolan Richardson as coach and general manager nine days earlier.
Mystics 89, Sparks 85, OT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matee Ajavon scored 27 points and Washington overcame a 24-point deficit, completing the largest second-half comeback in WNBA history to beat the Sparks.
The Mystics (3-10) trailed by as many as 24 points in the first half and were down by 14 heading into the fourth quarter before surging back. Washington scored the first five points of overtime to go ahead 82-77 on Marissa Coleman’s layup.
Crystal Langhorne finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Coleman added 10 and nine boards for Washington, which snapped a five-game losing streak.
The Mystics, who scored 29 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime, went ahead for the first time since the opening quarter when Coleman’s 3-pointer made it 73-70 with 1:40 remaining in regulation.
Kristi Toliver led the Sparks (6-7) with 21 points, while Jantel Lavender had 13.
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