Sunday's WNBA Capsules
Monday, August 27, 2012
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Epiphanny Prince scored 15 points and the short-handed Chicago Sky snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 82-70 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.
Olympic center Sylvia Fowles and forward Tamera Young missed the game because of personal reasons. Sky coach Pokey Chatman said Young had a death in the family.
Reserve center Carolyn Swords started in Fowles' absence and had a career-high 14 points and added six rebounds for the Sky (9-14). Swin Cash had 14 points and six rebounds, and Courtney Vandersloot added 11 assists and four steals.
Allison Hightower had 17 points and five assists for the Eastern Conference-leading Sun (17-6). Connecticut played its fifth straight game without Olympic forward Asjha Jones, sidelined by a strained left Achilles tendon. Kara Lawson had 16 points and six assists for Connecticut, and Tina Charles added 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.
STORM 84, LIBERTY 66
SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird had 18 points and 10 assists, Lauren Jackson scored 16 points and Seattle snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over New York.
Camille Little added 15 points, and Shekinna Stricklen had 12 for Seattle (11-13).
Cappie Pondexter, the WNBA's second-leading scorer, had 23 points for the Liberty (9-15).