Connecticut Sun star raising money for her native Bahamas
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones spent a few hours Wednesday night playing basketball, the rest of this week her focus has been on family and friends in her native...
Sun clinch top-2 playoff seed, advance to semifinals
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 22 points and seven rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 102-72 on Wednesday night to clinch a top-two seed in the playoffs after their...
Thomas has 22 points, 11 rebounds, Sun beat Storm 89-70
SEATTLE (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double, Courtney Williams scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 89-70 on Tuesday...
McCowan leads Fever over Storm 63-54
SEATTLE (AP) — Teaira McCowan had 22 points and 19 rebounds and the Indiana Fever kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 63-54 win over the Seattle Storm on Sunday.
Sparks knock Sun out of WNBA top spot 84-72
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks beat Connecticut 84-72 on Sunday, knocking the Sun out of the top spot in the WNBA standings.
Jones, Sun beat Wings 78-68, clinch playoff spot
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 18 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 78-68 on Sunday to clinch a playoff berth.
Sun trade rookie Anigwe to Wings for veteran Plaisance
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Sun have traded rookie Kristine Anigwe to the Dallas Wings for veteran Theresa Plaisance.
The 6-foot-5 Plaisance averaged six points and just over...
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Courtney Williams scored 12 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Phoenix...
Jonquel Jones powers Sun past Sky 100-94
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 27 points and 11 rebounds for her 10th double-double this season, and the Connecticut Sun held off the Chicago Sky 100-94 on Tuesday night for their...
Sun beat Liberty 70-63 for 4th straight win
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas had 18 points and seven assists, Courtney Williams added 13 points and eight rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 70-63 on Wednesday...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Connecticut Sun has risen back to the top of the WNBA standings behind solid play from Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas. The Sun received major contributions from the reserves,...
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Bria Holmes scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun routed the Atlanta Dream 98-69 on Friday night for their third straight victory.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 16 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three blocks to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 76-63 on Sunday and snap a four-game road losing...
Sun beat Mercury 79-64 to spoil Taurasi’s return
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 79-64 on Friday night to spoil Diana Taurasi's season debut.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen made seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Atlanta Dream 86-76 on Friday night to extend their franchise-record,...
NEW YORK (AP) — No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun.
Led by Jonquel Jones, the Sun (8-1) have won their last six games and have started to put a little distance...
Jones, Williams lift Sun past Mystics 83-75
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 24 points, Courtney Williams added 23 and the Connecticut Sun beat the Washington Mystics 83-75 on Tuesday night in a battle between the top two teams...
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 18 points, Alyssa Thomas had 11 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 89-77 on Thursday...
Williams, Jones help Sun beat Aces 80-74
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Courtney Williams had 19 points while Jonquel Jones added 16 points and 13 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Las Vegas Aces 80-74 on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting and her sister Nneka Ogwumike had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 77-70...
Jones scores 25, leads Sun past Fever 88-77
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 25 points and Jasmine Thomas added 16 to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 88-77 on Tuesday night.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 23 points, Jonquel Jones had 10 points and 14 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 84-69 on Saturday night in the...
Sun earn 4th seed with 89-86 win over Sparks
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 27 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 89-86 on Sunday to secure the fourth seed in the WNBA playoffs.
Connecticut (21-13) will have a first-round bye and host the winner of No. 5 seed Phoenix Mercury and eighth-seeded Dallas Wings in the second round. Los Angeles (19-15) took the sixth seed and will host the No. 7 seed Minnesota Lynx in the first round.
Jonquel Jones hits 5 3s, Sun ease by Lynx 96-79
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones made five 3-points and scored 26 points, Alyssa Thomas had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 96-79 on Friday night.
Connecticut (20-13), winners of eight of nine, secured a first-round bye with the victory and Los Angeles' loss at Washington. The Sun moved one-game ahead of fifth-place Los Angeles, with the teams meeting on Sunday in the regular-season finale. Connecticut holds the tiebreaker.
Jones scores 27, Sun hand Wings 9th straight loss
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 96-76 on Tuesday night to spoil the head-coaching debut of Taj McWilliams-Franklin.
McWilliams-Franklin was named interim coach on Sunday after Fred Williams was fired.
Connecticut (19-13) has won seven of eight, and it is fourth in the playoff standings.
Sun dominate glass, beat Sky 82-75
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 22 points, Jonquel Jones added 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 82-75 on Sunday.
Chiney Ogwumike had 13 points and a season-high 14 rebounds for the Sun (18-13). Connecticut had 21 offensive rebounds and a 51-33 edge on the glass overall.
Jones hits late 3s, Sun beat Liberty 92-77
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 21 points while Courtney Williams added 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists to help the Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 92-77 on Wednesday night.
Layshia Clarendon beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter with a runner in the lane to extend Connecticut's lead to 64-58. The Sun opened up a double-digit lead early in the fourth and Jones made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions for an 85-68 advantage.
Jones scores season-high 23, Sun beat Mystics 94-68
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored a season-high 23 points, Courtney Williams had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Washington Mystics 94-68 on Tuesday night.
Jasmine Thomas added 14 points for Connecticut (14-12) and Alyssa Thomas had 12. The Sun shot 57.4 percent from the field, with nine 3-pointers, and hit 7 of 8 free throws. Jones was 10-of-12 shooting and reached the 1,000-point club.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen scored a season-high 24 points and tied a WNBA record with eight 3-pointers to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 92-75 on Sunday.
Stricklen finished 8 of 11 from 3-point range and matched the mark set by Diana Taurasi, who has made eight 3-pointers three times, and Riquna Williams, who has done it once.
Courtney Williams and Jonquel Jones added 15 points each for the Sun (13-12).
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike and Jonquel Jones each scored 21 points to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 101-89 on Wednesday night.
Ogwumike also had nine rebounds, and Jones made a career-high five 3-pointers.
Sun stay unbeaten with 110-72 win over Sky
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonquel Jones and Alex Bentley scored 20 points apiece to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 110-72 on Friday night.
Chiney Ogwumike added 17 points, Courtney Williams scored 15 and Alyssa Thomas had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Sun (4-0). Connecticut is off to its best start in franchise history.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points in her first WNBA victory against sister Nneka, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 102-94 on Thursday night.
Chiney Ogwumike, who missed all of last season with an injury, topped Nneka for the first time in six professional meetings. Nneka Ogwumike had 19 points.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 13 points, 16 rebounds and six assists to help the Connecticut Sun beat the expansion Las Vegas Aces 101-65 on Sunday in the season opener for both teams.
Tamera Young, who scored the first two points in franchise history on a jumper 51 seconds in, scored 23 for the Aces.
Badgers women’s basketball: Prospects Nation’s 39th-ranked recruit commits for 2018
Imani Lewis is hoping to do for the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball program what Jonquel Jones did for the George Washington program.
Lewis cited the success Jones enjoyed under UW coach Jonathan Tsipis when he was coaching at GW as a significant reason for committing to the 2018 recruiting class.
Jones played three seasons for Tsipis at GW and helped lift the Colonials to back-to-back Atlantic-10 championships and NCAA tournament berths her last two seasons.
Curt Miller wins coach and executive of year
Connecticut's Curt Miller is the WNBA's Coach of the Year and the Sun's Jonquel Jones earned the league's most improved player award on Sunday, the league announced.
Miller led the Sun to a fourth-place finish in the standings after the team lost Chiney Ogwumike to an injury before the season. Connecticut lost five of its first six games before winning 17 of the next 21. He received 36 votes from a national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters.
Mohegan — She found sanctuary in a bathroom stall. Nine hundred miles from home. With no family and friends around.
That is where it began for Jonquel Jones, the long, lean center for the Connecticut Sun: A bathroom stall in suburban Maryland almost 10 years ago.
Sparks top Suns 81-70; Jones sets season rebounding mark
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 21 points, Candace Parker had a double-double and the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks closed the WNBA regular season with an 81-70 win over Connecticut on Sunday.
Los Angeles (26-8) went 15-1 at home, but finished a game behind Minnesota for the top seed in the playoffs. The Sparks have a bye until the semifinals. The Sun (21-13) are the fourth seed and have a first-round bye.
Jessica Breland leads balanced Sky past Sun, 96-83
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jessica Breland scored 15 points, Adut Bulgak added a career-high 14 points in her first game of the season, and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 96-83 on Friday night.
Chicago (12-18) ended a two-game losing streak to move within 1 1/2 games of Seattle and Dallas for the final playoff spot. Chicago hosts the Wings on Wednesday and plays at the Storm next Sunday in two of its final four games.
Connecticut (20-11) had won eight of its last nine games.
Sun top Wings 93-87 for 1st 20-win season in 5 years
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 23 points, Jonquel Jones had 20 points and 17 rebounds for her 18th double-double, and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Dallas Wings 93-87 on Wednesday night.
Kayla Thornton's 3-pointer pulled the Wings to 89-85 with 24 seconds left, but Jasmine Thomas made two free throws at the other end. The Sun hit six straight free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal it.
Jones, Thomas lead Sun to 94-66 win over Mercury
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, Jonquel Jones added 20 points and eight rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 94-66 on Sunday.
Courtney Williams had 16 points, Jasmine Thomas finished with 14 and Shekinna Stricklen added 12 for Connecticut (19-10). The Sun shot 52.9 percent (37 of 70) from the field, including 8 of 20 from 3-point range.
Thomas, Jones have double-doubles as Sun beat Wings 96-88
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds and Jonquel Jones added 19 points, 16 boards and five blocked shots to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 96-88 on Saturday night.
Williams scores career-high 27, Sun beat Storm 84-71
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored a career-high 27 points, Jonquel Jones posted her fifth straight double-double and the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 84-71 on Tuesday night.
Connecticut opened the fourth quarter with an 18-2 run, grabbing a 69-64 lead on Alyssa Thomas' layup.
Jones had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Connecticut (16-9). Thomas finished with 17 points and eight rebounds.
Jones’ 19 points, 15 boards lead Sun over Mercury 93-92
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Shekinna Stricklen made two free throws with 11 seconds left for a four-point lead and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 93-92 on Friday night.
Leilani Mitchell made a 3-pointer for Phoenix with 3 seconds left to pull within one. Stricklen missed two free throws at the other end and Cayla George's shot at the buzzer was off the mark.
Thomas, Jones help Sun beat Fever 89-73
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 14 points, eight assists and four steals while Jonquel Jones had her 13th double-double of the season to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 89-73 on Sunday.
Jones finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots and Jasmine Thomas led Connecticut (14-9) with 15 points. The Sun have won 13 of their last 17 after losing five of six to open the season.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 93-72 on Tuesday night.
Chicago was within 65-57 with 1:01 left in the third quarter but didn't score again until Cappie Pondexter's basket with 6:41 remaining. Courtney Williams answered at the other end for an 80-59 lead.
Gray for Jones trade paying dividends for both teams
The clock was ticking down as Los Angeles was getting ready to make its first pick in the draft last year. The phone rang and Connecticut was on the line trying to acquire the pick to draft Jonquel Jones.
The teams had been talking off and on for the previous few weeks, but a trade had three minutes to get completed. Sun general manager Chris Sienko had offered Chelsea Gray and the team's pick for the No. 6 pick. The Sun really wanted Jonquel Jones.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 15 points to lead a balanced Connecticut offense and the Sun beat the San Antonio Stars 89-75 on Sunday.
Jasmine Thomas, Jonquel Jones and Alyssa Thomas added 13 points apiece, Alyssa Thomas had nine rebounds for the Sun (12-8). They have won 11 of their last 14 after losing five of six to open the season.