Category Archives: WNBA

Sun erase 22-point lead to beat Mystics and move into first place in East

This isn’t the same Connecticut Sun team that the WNBA has been beating on for the past few seasons. A year ago, the Sun were 4-13 at the midway point of the 34-game season.  Tonight, the Sun are 10-7 with four consecutive wins and are in first place in the Eastern Conference after erasing aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun whip San Antonio to remain second in Eastern Conference behind Mystics

SAN ANTONIO, July 5 — The Connecticut Sun are doing what good teams do against teams who are struggling. They’re winning and they are winning convincingly . The Sun posted their largest victory of the season in an 89-56 win over the woeful San Antonio Stars Wednesday night for their third straight win and theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Jones helps Sun get past Indiana and into second place in Eastern Conference

INDIANAPOLIS, July 1 – It wasn’t that long ago that the Connecticut Sun were 1-5. But since then, the Sun have won seven of their last nine games. Jonquel Jones had a career-high 29 points, sank 11 field goals and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead the Connecticut Sun to their second straight win, aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Thomas’ help Connecticut race past Stewart, Bird and Seattle for seventh win

UNCASVILLE, June 29 – A season-high 8,668 fans may have filled the Mohegan Sun Arena to see old friends Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird – a pair of former national champions with the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. They also got to see the Connecticut Sun’s dynamic duo – the Thomas’ as the SunContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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