Connecticut Sun Postgame Notes
Connecticut Sun 75, Chicago Sky 81
- The Connecticut Sun (8-4) were defeated by the Chicago Sky (6-7), 81-75 in Chicago on Thursday night. Connecticut will remain in Chicago to face the Sky again on Saturday, June 19 at 2pm EST.
- Jonquel Jones missed her second game for the Sun while competing for the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team. Bosnia defeated Belgium 70-55 in the first day of group play.
- Connecticut held a 36-31 lead over Chicago at the half but the Sky opened up the third quarter and outscored the Sun 28-19. This marked a new season high points scored in the third quarter for Chicago. The Sky would also go on to outscore the Sun 22-20 in the fourth.
- Jasmine Thomas played her 197th game in a Sun uniform and now sits tied at 6th with Lindsay Whalen for All-Time Games Played in franchise history. Thomas scored a team-high 20 points on 8-of-14 from the field.
- Kaila Charles started for the first time this season, the 8th time in her career. She scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds, her previous was six set against New York (9/1/20). Charles also shot a perfect 6-6 from the freethrow line.
- Dewanna Bonner scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her second double-double this season. This is also the 11th time she has scored in double figures on the year.
- Natisha Hiedeman came off the bench and scored 13 points on 5-of-6 from the field. Nine of her points came in the second half, seven of which were scored in 3:17 in the fourth.
- Emma Cannon scored a new season-high with eight points and scored a career-high two three-point field goals. She has scored three baskets from behind the arc in the last two games combined which marks the only ones of her career.
- Brionna Jones recorded a team-high 12 rebounds which is the first time she’s grabbed double digit rebounds this season. She also added nine points and shot 5-for-6 from the freethrow line.
- Five Chicago players scored in double-figures. Kahleah Copper led the Sky with 18 points and grabbed a team-tying eight rebounds. Candace Parker added 15 points and eight rebounds as well as three assists. She also shot a perfect 4-for-4 from the freethrow line. Diamond DeShields and Courtney Vandersloot had 13 and 12 points, respectively. Vandersloot also added a game-high 10 assists and a game-high four steals. Allie Quigley scored 11 points and went 7-for-7 from the line coming off the bench.
- Connecticut was outrebounded by Chicago 38-34 and was outscored 38-34 in the paint. The Sky had 21 second chance points to the Sun’s 17.