Friday's WNBA Capsules
Friday, July 6, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sophia Young scored all 18 of her points in the second half and the San Antonio Silver Stars defeated the Washington Mystics 78-73 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Becky Hammon added 17 points for the Silver Stars (10-5), who have won three consecutive road games and six straight in Washington.
After missing her first three field goal attempts including her first in the second half, Young got hot during a 17-4 third-quarter run as the Silver Stars turned a tie score into a 55-42 lead.
San Antonio's leading scorer on the season made six straight shots. Young made her only two attempts in the fourth quarter.
Monique Currie led the Mystics (3-11) with 15 points.
SUN 86, SHOCK 75
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tina Charles had a team-high 24 points and added 10 rebounds to lead Connecticut over Tulsa.
Charles, who had just four points in the first quarter, had 12 by halftime and tallied 12 more in the second half to post the 55th double-double of her career, a Connecticut franchise record.
Asjha Jones also had a double-double for the Eastern Conference-leading Sun (11-4) with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Kara Lawson had 14 points and six assists for Connecticut while reserve Mistie Mims added 10 points.
Tulsa's Ivory Latta also had 24 points, including 6 of 7 from 3-point range. Kayla Pedersen added 10 points and five assists for the Shock (2-13).
LIBERTY 64, SKY 59
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Cappie Pondexter scored a team-high 19 points, including a pair of key late free throws, and New York held off a late Chicago comeback.
The win was the second straight for the Liberty (6-9) and first in two tries over Chicago.
The Sky (8-6) trailed 61-59 following Sylvia Fowles' bank shot with 1:23 left, but missed a chance to tie on a turnover with 48 seconds to play.
Pondexter, fouled on an inbound pass with 19.3 seconds left, hit two free throws to open a four-point Liberty lead.
Teammate Essence Carson had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Leilani Mitchell had 12 points and Kara Braxton added 11. Fowles paced Chicago with 20 points while Tamera Young added 16.
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