Category Archives: WNBA

Sun cut two as they prepare for exhibition doubleheader Wednesday, Thursday

UNCASVILLE, Conn., May 2 – As the Connecticut Sun prepare for Wednesday and Thursday’s exhibition games at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the Sun cut two players and welcomed back All-Star guard Alex Bentley into training camp. Bentely, who scored a career-high 14.7 points a game a year ago and had a career-high 49 steals andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun take three of top six players in WNBA draft including UConn’s Morgan Tuck

UNCASVILLE, Conn., April 14 – The Connecticut Sun continue to roll the dice. After three consecutive losing seasons that ended with the organization watching the WNBA playoffs on television, the Sun continue to remake their roster. The Sun selected former UConn star forward Morgan Tuck with the No. 3 selection in Thursday night’s WNBA draftContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun to honor three as Women of Inspiration; Whaley to receive Dydek Award

UNCASVILLE  -The Connecticut Sun will honor three state women as Women of Inspiration at Saturday night’s game between the Sun and the New York Liberty at the Mohegan Sun Arena at 7 p.m. Long-distance swimmer Marcy MacDonald, speaker, counselor and advocate Sarah Gallardo and professional golfer Suzy Whaley will be recognized in a pregame receptionContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun’s Bentley snaps scoring drought with 31-point windfall against Mystics

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Through the first 15 games of the season, the Connecticut Sun’s second-year guard Alex Bentley was averaging 16.8 points a game. She helped the Sun get off to a surprising 7-1 start and earned an invitation to play in the WNBA All-Star Game. But she hit a rough patch following the All-StarContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Bentley helps Sun pull away with a big win over Mystics

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Aug. 7 – There were many questions surrounding the Connecticut Sun when this WNBA season began. How could they absorb the loss of former All-Star Katie Douglas (retired), rookie of the year Chiney Ogwumike (injury) and veteran guard Allison Hightower (injury)? Where would the scoring come from? How about Alex Bentley? The third-yearContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Defense is helping surprising Sun (6-1), who host Los Angeles on Friday night

Opening Day is supposed to be the dawn of a new season, a time for hope and optimism. For many fans of the Connecticut Sun, it was a time of challenges. A year ago, the Sun went 13-21 – its second-worst season since moving to Connecticut from Orlando nearly a decade ago. In 2013, theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun make moves by sending Montgomery, draft picks to Seattle for two veterans

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Jan. 28, 2015 – The Connecticut Sun isn’t standing still. The Sun has acquired veterans Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen from the Seattle Storm in exchange for point guard Renee Montgomery and the No. 3 and 15 picks in the upcoming 2015 WNBA draft. Last week, the Sun announced that last year’s WNBAContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Charles continues to work on her game with Laimbeer

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The opening tip for the 2013 WNBA season was less than an hour away and the crowd was slowly filtering into the Mohegan Sun Arena. On the court, a half dozen players were getting ready, refining their moves, taking shots and working up a sweat. At one end of the floor, New YorkContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Charles, Liberty spoil the opener for the Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – It was a wonderful homecoming for former Connecticut Sun star Tina Charles in Friday night’s WNBA opener against the Sun at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Charles’ new teammates on the New York Liberty made sure of it. The Sun scored eight field goals in the first quarter. But they had just 13 forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With fresh start, rebuilt Sun hope to climb into contention

When the WNBA season began a year ago, the Connecticut Sun had high hopes of contending for the league championship. In the 2012 season, the Sun had the best record in the Eastern Conference (25-9) and swept New York in the first round of the playoffs. But the season ended with a thud when eventualContinue ReadingContinue Reading