Mercury
Sun
67 - 76 Final
  for this game

Jones, Sun snap Mercury's winning streak

Jun 2, 2007 - 10:13 PM UNCASVILLE, Connecticut (Ticker) -- The Connecticut Sun used the trio of Asjha Jones, Katie Douglas and Nykesha Sales to stop the high-powered Phoenix Mercury.

Jones scored 24 points and Douglas and Sales each scored 18 as the Sun posted a 76-67 victory over the Mercury on Saturday.

It was the first time this season Connecticut (3-2) has won back-to-back games. The loss also snapped a three-game winning streak for Phoenix, which had averaged a WNBA-high 90.4 points entering this contest.

Jones shot 10-of-15 from the field. She scored a career-high 31 points in a 102-97 overtime win vs. Chicago on Thursday and stayed hot with seven points in a game-opening 13-2 run.

Jones had 15 points by at halftime, helping the Sun open a 35-27 lead. Sales scored 11 points.

Douglas tallied eight points in the of third quarter, when the Sun took a 59-46 lead into the final period. Connecticut shot 44 percent (32-of-72) despite misfiring on 16-of-18 3-pointers.

Tangela Smith scored 18 points and Cappie Pondexter scored 14 for the Mercury, which shot 36 percent (25-of-69). Former UConn star Diana Taurasi managed 13 of 4-of-11 shooting.








  • WNBA
    PHOENIX 67
    CONNECTICUT 76 FINAL

    Jun 2 5:28 PM


  • WNBA
    PHOENIX 46
    CONNECTICUT 59 END, 3RD QTR

    Jun 2 5:01 PM


  • WNBA
    PHOENIX 27
    CONNECTICUT 35 HALFTIME

    Jun 2 4:24 PM


  • WNBA
    PHOENIX 15
    CONNECTICUT 20 END, 1ST QTR

    Jun 2 3:53 PM