Friday's WNBA Capsules
Saturday, June 30, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Asjha Jones tied her season-high with 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tina Charles added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun cruised to a 77-64 victory over the Washington Mystics Friday night.
Mistie Mims added a season-high 15 points for the Sun (10-3), who never trailed. Connecticut, coming off a franchise-worst 95-61 loss at Indiana last Thursday, won for the seventh time in the last nine.
Monique Currie scored a season-high 21 points and Crystal Langhorne added 11 for Washington (2-10), which lost its fifth straight.
Leading by four at halftime, Connecticut pulled away in third quarter, opening the half with a 12-0 run keyed by five points from Jones.
DREAM 102, SHOCK 92
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 24 points and Armintie Price added 19 as Atlanta won its third straight.
Tiffany Hayes had 15 points, Aneika Henry scored 14 and Cathrine Kraayeveld added 11 to help the Dream (7-7) finish with their highest scoring total of the season.
Ivory Latta and Glory Johnson scored 16 points each to lead Tulsa (2-12). Riquna Williams had 15 points, Kayla Pedersen added 14 and Temeka Johnson 12.
The Dream led by 24 in the third quarter before the Shock used a 20-7 run to pull to 85-78 with 7:11 to go. McCoughtry followed with a 3-pointer and Henry had a putback on the next possession to push the Dream's lead to 12 just 1 1/2 minutes later.
MERCURY 84, SKY 81
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 27 points and Phoenix held off Chicago.
Charde Houston had 16 points, Samantha Prahalis scored 14 and Avery Warley added 10 to help the Mercury (4-9), limited to just eight active players, snap a two-game skid.
Swin Cash scored 16 points and Shay Murphy had 15 for the Sky (7-5), who have lost four straight since the best start in franchise history. Courtney Vandersloot added 13 points, Tamera Young scored 12 and Sylvia Fowles had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Phoenix led by 14 points early in the third quarter, before Chicago chipped away and pulled to 82-81 on Sonja Petrovic's 3-pointer with 13 seconds to play. Bonner made two free throws 6 seconds later to seal the Mercury's win.