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Sun start fast, breeze to 92-70 victory over Fever

May. 22, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alyssa Thomas and Brionna Jones scored 18 points each and the Connecticut Sun breezed to a 92-70 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday. Thomas added six rebounds and six assists for Connecticut (4-1), which jumped out to a 26-15 lead after the first quarter...

Jones scores 19, Sun beat Fever 94-85 for third straight win

May. 20, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 19 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 94-85 on Friday night for their third straight victory. DeWanna Bonner had 18 points and Alyssa Thomas added 17 for Connecticut (3-1), which put six players in double figures....

Perseverance paying off for older rookies in the WNBA

May. 20, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Yvonne Anderson understood that making a WNBA roster as an undrafted rookie was going to be tough and getting that chance a decade after she left college would be even tougher. But the former Texas standout, now 32, was invited to camp this spring by the...

Bonner scores 16 in debut as Sun beats Liberty 92-65

May. 17, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DeWanna Bonner made her season debut for Connecticut and scored 12 of her 16 points in the decisive first half and the Sun beat the New York Liberty 92-65 on Tuesday night. Natasha Heideman had a season-high 15 points, Brionna Jones scored 14, Jonquel Jones 13 and...

Thomas, Jones help Sun rout Sparks 77-60 in home opener

May. 14, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 23 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and the Connecticut Sun routed the Los Angeles Sparks 77-60 on Saturday night. Jonquel Jones added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Sun (1-1) in their home opener. Dijonai Carrington had 13 points...

Ionescu scores 25 points, Liberty beat Sun 81-79 in opener

May. 08, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 25 points and six assists and sparked a late run to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 81-79 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. Natasha Howard scored 16 points, Sami Whitcomb had 15 points and five assists and...

MVP Jonquel Jones embraces role as a new face of the WNBA

May. 06, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had experienced a certain level of anonymity off the basketball court, only occasionally recognized outside the Mohegan Sun arena as one of the best players in the WNBA. That's all changing. Thanks in part to an MVP season and a...

China's 6-10 Han among international WNBA players to watch

May. 06, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

Han Xu feels much more comfortable in her second WNBA stint with the New York Liberty. The 6-foot-10 center from China missed the last two WNBA seasons. She stayed in China amid COVID-19 lockdowns and training for the Olympics. Now the 22-year-old Han is back in New York after...