Tag Archives: women’s basketball

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

Sun grind out victory over Dallas to win 20 games for first time since 2012

On Sunday, the Connecticut Sun opened the third quarter with a 15-2 run to pull away from Phoenix and then the Sun buried the Mercury in the fourth quarter in a 94-66 rout. Connecticut allowed just nine points to Phoenix in the fourth quarter and 21 in the second half. “They kicked our (butt) inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Collinsville man sings national anthem before Connecticut Sun game

UNCASVILLE, Aug. 18 – Collinsville’s Mark Shaker sang the national anthem before the start of Friday night’s WNBA game between the visiting New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun at the Mohegan Sun Arena. It’s nothing new for the Canton native and Master’s School graduate who has been singing the national anthem at a hostContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun look for sixth straight win Tuesday night in Atlanta

ATLANTA, August 14 – The Connecticut Sun clinched their first WNBA playoff berth in four years on Sunday with a win over Dallas. Now, the Sun will look to solidify their position in the WNBA Tournament with a victory over the Atlanta Dream Tuesday night from McCamish Pavilion at 7 p.m. (Comcast Sports Network). TheContinue 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

Canton’s Sarah Benedetti spent two seasons playing pro basketball in Ireland

CANTON — Canton High graduate Sarah Benedetti finished her second season of playing professional basketball in Ireland this spring and was one of five women to be named an All-Star in the women’s Division I league – second-tier professional league in the country. This past winter, Benedetti played for the University of Limerick Huskies, whoContinue 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

UConn’s Dailey to receive Margo Dydek Award from Sun on August 8

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Connecticut Sun will honor UConn women’s basketball associate head coach Chris Dailey with the Margo Dydek Award as its 2017 Woman of Inspiration on Tuesday, August 8, when Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm return to Mohegan Sun Arena.   An iconic figure in women’s basketball, Dailey recently completedContinue 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