Sunday's WNBA Capsules
Monday, September 5, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tina Charles had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 79-48 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.
Charles has 21 double-doubles this season, one short of the WNBA record she set last year en route to winning the Rookie of the Year award. Connecticut (20-12) has two games left this season.
Asjha Jones added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut, which won by its largest margin this season.
Monique Curry led the Mystics (6-26) with 13 points.
Lynx 86, Liberty 68
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Maya Moore scored 19 points in Minnesota's victory over New York.
Seimone Augustus had 12 points and Rebekkah Brunson added 10 for the Lynx (25-7), who had already clinched home-court throughout the playoffs. Minnesota shot 54 percent from the field, including 8 for 18 on 3-pointers.
Plenette Pierson scored 17 points for the Liberty (18-14).
Dream 73, Shock 52
ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 19 points and Atlanta clinched a playoff spot.
Lindsey Harding had 13 points and 10 assists for Atlanta (18-14), which has won 10 of its last 13 games. Armintie Price added 13 points. Tiffany Jackson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Tulsa (3-28).
Fever 88, Sky 80
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas scored 17 points each to help Indiana hold off Chicago.
Erin Phillips had 16 points and reserve center Jessica Davenport added 14 for the Fever (20-11), who retained their half-game lead on second-place Connecticut in the Eastern Conference with three games to go.
Catchings had a three-point play with 57 seconds remaining that ended a scoring drought of more than 4 minutes and gave the Fever an 82-78 lead.
Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points to lead Chicago (14-17), Sylvia Fowles had 15 and Tamera Young added 12.
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