Sun Stars Sink San Antonio

Uncasville – The Connecticut Sun finished off a season sweep of the San Antonio Stars Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena, rallying from a halftime deficit to cruise to an 89-75 victory.

Trailing 40-35 at the half, the Sun outscored San Antonio 33-10 in the third quarter to build a 68-50. Courtney Williams led the Sun with 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the quarter, and Connecticut tied a season high with 13 made field goals (on 19 attempts) in a quarter.

Defensively, the Sun held San Antonio to 4 of 16 shooting while also converting eight San Antonio turnovers into 14 points. Connecticut had eight steals in the quarter, a new franchise record.

Connecticut improved to 12-8 while the Stars fell to 2-17.

Williams finished with a team-high 15 points to go along with six rebounds while Jasmine Thomas (13 points, four assists), Alyssa Thomas (13 points, nine rebounds) and Jonquel Jones (13 points, six rebounds) also scored in double figures.

Alex Bentley came off the bench to finish with six points and a team-high seven assists, and Morgan Tuck had seven points with a made three. Every member of the Sun scored.

The Stars led 42-35 in the first minute of the third quarter when Connecticut exploded on a 26-4 run, taking a 61-46 lead with three minutes left in the third quarter. The lead was 68-50 at the end of the third quarter, and the final 10 minutes were formality.

Isabelle Harrison led the Stars with 17 points while Kayla McBride had 14 points and rookie Kelsey Plum chipped in with 11.

The Sun play their last game before the All Star break on Wednesday, visiting the New York Liberty for an 11 a.m. game at Madison Square Garden.