Tina Charles didn’t have two off games in a row as she, Kara Lawson and Alison Hightower each scored 20 or more points as Connecticut took the second game of the home and home series. Charles also reached 1000 rebound mark – the youngest player in the fewest games ever in the WNBA. Nicole Powell kind of woke up for NY in the first quarter but than she faded away in rest of the game. After 8 points in the first quarter she scored just 2 in the remaining game.
On the back end of a back-to-back Atlanta were all sorts of mediocre – Lyttle and de Souza were unable to do much against Catchings and Sutton-Brown/Larkins while Angel McCoughtry was outplayed on the wing by Katie Douglas. Douglas made 7 of 9 three pointers, finishing the game with 29 points while McCoughtry after being praised for her team play yesterday, reverted to the old Angel with selfish low percentage play.
A 13-2 run to start the second half gave the Los Angeles Sparks a season series sweep against the Seattle Storm. Candace Parker had 6 points in that run while Nneka Ogwumike added 4. The rest of the game the Sparks were carried mostly by Kristi Toliver and Alana Beard. Seattle Storm were without Sue Bird who’s still suffering from flu.
New York Liberty – Connecticut Sun 74-85
Liberty: Pondexter 17, Carson 17, Pierson 14, Powell 10
Sun: Charles 23, Lawson 21, Hightower 20, Mims 11
Atlanta Dream – Indiana Fever 72-86
Dream: McCoughtry 22, Hayes 13, Harding 12
Fever: Douglas 29, Catchings 17, January 13, Zellous 11
Los Angeles Sparks – Seattle Storm 82-71
Sparks: Toliver 22, Beard 18, Ogwumike 17 (10 reb), Parker 11 (12 reb)
Storm: Wright 21, Stricklen 16, Little 9, Abrosimova 9