Sun stop Sky in overtimeJul 14, 2012 - 3:20 AM Rosemont, IL (Sports Network) - Allison Hightower's layup with 8.9 seconds remaining lifted the Connecticut Sun to a thrilling 80-78 overtime win over the Chicago Sky in both team's final game before the Olympic break.
Sylvia Fowles hit a pair of free throws with 19.1 seconds left in OT for a 78-77 Sky lead, but Renee Montgomery found Hightower cutting to the basket for the go-ahead bucket. After a turnover, Kara Lawson knocked down a free throw for a two-point lead, and Courtney Vandersloot missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
Tina Charles poured in a game-high 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Connecticut. Mistie Mims had a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards while Montgomery donated 15 points off the bench.
Vandersloot had a career-high 22 points to go with eight assists and Fowles had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago, which fell to 8-9 on the year.
The Sun overcame a 13-point fourth quarter deficit lock up their 15th win of the season.
- CONNECTICUT: 80
Final - OT
Jul 13 10:51 PM
- CONNECTICUT: 40
End of 3rd
Jul 13 10:08 PM
- CONNECTICUT: 26
Jul 13 9:28 PM
- CONNECTICUT: 0
1st Quarter - 10:00
Jul 13 8:44 PM
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