Connecticut Sun at Washington Mystics Post Game Notes 6-19-22


  • The Connecticut Sun fell to the Washington Mystics, 71-63. The Sun’s loss snaps a five-game regular season win streak against the Mystics, dating back to the 2020 season.
  • Washington held Connecticut to a season low in points (63); 24 under their average for the season.
  • Jonquel Jones finished with 15 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and one assist to lead the Sun.
  • Elena Delle Done had 15 points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks to lead the Mystics.
  • Connecticut trailed Washington, 14-9, headed into the first media timeout of the game. Natisha Hiedeman led the Sun with three early points, while Delle Done had eight points to lead the Mystics in the opening stretch.
  • The Mystics led the Sun, 29-17, after the first quarter of action. Jones finished the first quarter with six points, five rebounds and one assist to lead Connecticut.
  • Connecticut shot 37.5% from the field in the first quarter, while Washington shot 68.8% from the floor.
  • The Mystics bench outscored the Sun’s bench 10-0 in the opening quarter.
  • The Sun trailed the Mystics, 35-23, with 6:50 left to go in the second quarter. Each team tallied six points apiece in the first three minutes of the second.
  • Washington outscored Connecticut 14-10 in the second quarter and took a 43-27 into the locker room, the largest half-time deficit the Sun has seen this season.
  • Jones had eight points, seven rebounds and one assist to lead the Sun at the break. Delle Done finished the first half with 15 points, one rebound and one assist to lead the Mystics.
  • Connecticut shot 11-29 (37.9%), while Washington was 16-32 (50%) from the field in the first twenty minutes of play.
  • The Mystics outscored the Sun in the paint (18-12), on the fast break (5-2) and in bench points (15-4) in the first half of action.
  • Connecticut opened the third quarter on a 10-7 run to cut the Mystics lead to 13, 50-37, with 4:33 to go in the third. DeWanna Bonner and Hiedeman each had three points in that stretch coming out of the locker room.
  • The Sun trailed the Mystics, 61-41, after three quarters of play. Washington outscored Connecticut 18-14 in the third quarter.
  • Bonner had five points, two rebounds and one assist to lead the Sun in the third quarter.
  • Connecticut outscored Washington 22-10 in the fourth quarter, but ultimately dropped the game, 71-63.
  • Brionna Jones, Bonner and Hiedeman each finished with eight points apiece.
  • Nia Clouden tied a career high with seven points, along with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in ten minutes off the bench.
  • The Sun outscored the Mystics on the fast break (6-5) and in second-chance points (7-4), while the Mystics had the edge in points in the paint (28-20).
  • With eight rebounds in today’s contest, Thomas eclipsed the 1,500-rebound mark in her WNBA career. She now has grabbed 1,507 rebounds in eight seasons in the league.



The Connecticut Sun are back home on Wednesday, June 19, to take on the New York Liberty at 7PM EST at Mohegan Sun Arena. Connecticut looks to take the 2022 regular series with a victory, as the Sun are 1-1 against the Liberty this season. Last time out on May 17, Connecticut defeated New York, 92-65 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. DeWanna Bonner led the Sun with 16 points, one rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block in her first game back in the 2022 season.