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Montgomery scores 29 to lift Sun over Fever 86-77

Jun 12, 2010 - 2:17 AM UNCASVILLE, Conn.(AP) -- Renee Montgomery scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to an 86-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Friday night.

Montgomery made a 3-pointer and two free throws during a 15-5 run in the final 3:08 that helped the Sun (6-2) seal the victory.

"This was a playoff atmosphere," Montgomery said. "I was glad I could contribute."

She made a career-high five 3-pointers.

"Renee Montgomery torched us," Indiana coach Lin Dunn said. "She was a huge difference in the game."

Tina Charles added 12 points and 12 rebounds for Connecticut, while Sandrine Gruda scored 12 points and Tan White had 10. The Sun made a season-high 10 3-point field goals.

Jessica Davenport scored a career-high 18 points for the Fever (5-4). Katie Douglas added 15 points for Indiana, while Ebony Hoffman scored 13 and Tamika Catchings had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Douglas hit a 3-pointer with 3:08 remaining to give Indiana a 72-71 lead. Montgomery's 3 with two minutes left put Connecticut ahead 77-72.

"I was very proud of the way we played in the fourth quarter. One turnover," Connecticut coach Mike Thibault said. "We're not all the way there yet, but boy, this was a good step."

Connecticut had a 45-39 lead at halftime, but the Fever outscored the Sun 23-12 in the third period to take a 62-57 lead heading to the fourth.

Indiana made three straight 3-pointers midway through the second period - two from Hoffman - that helped cut into an 11-point deficit.

Montgomery made a 3-pointer at the first-quarter horn to give the Sun a 26-16 lead.

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