Sun snap 4-game skid, beat Fever 87-78
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rachel Banham scored 20 points and the Connecticut Sun snapped a four-game losing streak with an 87-78 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.
Brionna Jones added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun (8-5), whose four-game skid came after a 7-1 start to the season. Courtney Williams had 14 points and Chiney Ogwumike scored 13, each with nine rebounds.
Connecticut scored 10 straight to pull away to a 75-62 lead on Alex Bentley’s layup with 6:58 left. The Sun kept the lead in double digits until the Fever cut it to nine on Kelsey Mitchell’s 3-pointer in the final seconds.
Natalie Achonwa scored 16 to lead the Fever (1-13), who lost their third in a row.
The Sun led most of the way, but the Fever pushed in front at the end of the second quarter for a 45-43 lead at halftime.