Tag Archives: WNBA

Griner dominates as Phoenix roll past Sun

PHOENIX, Sept. 1 – Phoenix’s Brittney Griner was dominant Friday night, scoring 20 of her game-high 31 points in the first half, as the Mercury rolled to an 86-66 WNBA victory at Talking Stick Arena. Alyssa Thomas led the way for the Sun (21-12) with 19 points on the night while rookie Brionna Jones hadContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun pull away from Washington to clinch top four berth in WNBA playoffs

Pencil in the date. The WNBA playoffs are returning to the Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time since 2012 on Sunday, September 10. The Connecticut Sun clinched one of the top four berths in the upcoming WNBA playoffs with an 86-76 victory over the Washington Mystics Tuesday night in Washington. The Sun will hostContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Connecticut beats Dallas to clinch first WNBA playoff berth since 2012

It’s been four long years since the Connecticut Sun have played in the WNBA playoffs. It’s the longest streak in franchise history. And the drought is over. The Sun earned their first invitation to the WNBA playoffs since 2012 with a 96-88 win over the Dallas Wings Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Williams, Jones fuel fourth quarter surge that carries Connecticut past Seattle

On a night that the Connecticut Sun honored long-time University of Connecticut associate coach Chris Daley with the Margo Dydek award, three of her former players with the Seattle Storm gave the visitors an 11-point lead after three quarters of play Tuesday night in Uncasville. Former UConn stars Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-LewisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Balanced effort leads Connecticut past Taurasi and Mercury, 93-92

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Aug. 4 – The Connecticut Sun played with some fire and guts Friday night against the Phoenix Mercury and the legendary Diana Taurasi that will be helpful when the Sun earn a berth in the WNBA playoffs in the coming weeks. Connecticut had six players in double figures, including Alex Bentley, who scoredContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun (14-9) have little trouble with Indiana in 16-point victory

UNCASVILLE, Conn., July 30 –The Connecticut Sun are thinking playoffs. And not only are the Sun concerned with securing a berth but getting home court advantage, too. A year ago, the WNBA unveiled a new playoff format with the top eight teams in the league – regardless of conference – earning a spot in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun pull away from Chicago to remain first in Eastern Conference

The Connecticut Sun have an eye on their first playoff berth in four seasons. So, they need to take care of business. The Sun led the Chicago Sky by one midway through the third quarter. But Connecticut outscored Chicago, 12-0 over a 4:19 span late in the third quarter and into the fourth quarter turnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun’s Alyssa Thomas selected as reserve for the WNBA All-Star Game

UNCASVILLE, July 18 – Three Connecticut Sun players will be making their All-Star debuts Saturday at the WNBA All-Star Game in Seattle. Forward Alyssa Thomas was named as a reserve for the Eastern Conference Tuesday night. She is joining teammates Jasmine Thomas and Jonquel Jones, who were named starters for the Eastern Conference squad last week.Continue 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

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