Sunday's WNBA Capsules
Monday, September 3, 2012
ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry returned from a two-game team suspension and scored 18 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Atlanta Dream to an 87-80 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.
The WNBA's leading scorer made seven of eight shots as the Dream (14-13) pulled away from a third-quarter tie. Sancho Lyttle and Erika DeSouza each had double-doubles, with Lyttle getting 15 points and 13 rebounds and DeSouza contribution 14 and 12.
Kara Lawson had 16 points and Danielle McCray scored a season-high 15 — 13 in the final quarter — for the Sun (19-7). Tina Charles had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
McCoughtry was suspended for a violation of unspecified team policy by coach Fred Williams on Monday after he replaced the fired Marynell Meadors.
SKY 85, SPARKS 74
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Epiphanny Prince scored 17 points and Courtney Vandersloot added 15 to help Chicago win for just the second time in 13 games.
Sylvia Fowles, who played sparingly in a loss to Indiana on Saturday due to a leg injury, finished with 14 points and nine rebounds as the Sky (10-16) pulled into a tie with New York for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Swin Cash and Shay Murphy added 13 points and Tamera Young scored 11.
Kristi Toliver had 19 points and Alana Beard added 16 for the Sparks (19-8), who fell three games behind first-place Minnesota in the Western Conference. Candice Parker, who grew up in nearby Naperville, Ill., had 15 points and nine rebounds, and rookie Nneka Ogwumike scored 11 points.