GAME RECAP: DeWanna Bonner Nails Career-High Seven Triples, Sun Beat Dream 80-67

Sun hit season-high 10 three-pointers in the win.

Uncasville, CT (July 7, 2024)- Today, the Connecticut Sun (17-4) defeated the Atlanta Dream (7-13), 80-67, at Mohegan Sun Arena. With the win, Connecticut avenged their home loss to Atlanta on June 28, and moved to 2-1 against the Dream this season.

DeWanna Bonner led Connecticut with 23 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. She went 7/9 from beyond the three-point line, recording a new career-high for three-point field goals made (previous- 6, three times). With seven three-point field goals on the day, she also eclipsed 600 made threes in her 15-year WNBA career (601), which is good for ninth all-time in league history.

Tiffany Mitchell notched a season-high 13 points, along with three rebounds, one assist and one block in 21 minutes off the bench. Brionna Jones rounded out the Sun’s double-figure scorers with 11 points, four rebounds and three assists. Alyssa Thomas filled the stat sheet, adding seven points, seven rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 25 minutes of action. She also finished a +20 on the day.

The Sun trailed the Dream, 11-8, heading into the first media timeout of the contest, but finished the quarter on a 12-5 run to take a 20-16 lead into the second. Bonner led the Sun with eight points in the first quarter, going 2/2 from beyond the arc. Both teams struggled offensively to open the second, with the first field goal from either squad coming at the 6:22 mark on a Brionna Jones lay-in for the Sun. Connecticut outscored Atlanta, 14-8, in the second quarter to take a ten-point lead into the locker room, 34-24.

The Sun found their rhythm offensively in the third, outscoring the Dream, 33-25, in the ten minutes coming out of the locker room. Connecticut’s 33 points third-quarter points marked a season-high for points scored in a single quarter. Bonner nailed three of her career-high seven triples in the third. Atlanta was able to outscore Connecticut, 18-13, in the fourth quarter, but the Sun held on to win the contest, 80-67.

Allisha Gray finished with 19 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal to lead the Dream in the effort. Forwards Tina Charles and Nia Coffey added 13 and 11 points respectively.

Connecticut shot 43.8% (28/64), while Atlanta shot 40.7% (24-59) on the day. The Sun hit a season-high 10 three-point field goals going 10/23 (43.5%) compared to the Dream’s 4/10 (40%) in the win.


  • The Sun assisted on 20 of their 28 field goals in the win.
  • Connecticut outrebounded Atlanta 36-31. The team is now 10-2 when outrebounding their opponent.
  • Today marked Alyssa Thomas’ seventh 9+ assist game of the season, tying Natasha Cloud for most games with 9+ assists in the WNBA this season.
  • Today marked DeWanna Bonner’s eighth 20+ point game this season. The team is 8-0 when Bonner scores 20+ points this season.
  • The Sun outscored the Dream in second chance points (17-13) and bench points (22-17), while the Dream held the advantage in paint points (28-26) and fast break points (6-5).
  • Atlanta’s eight second-quarter points marks the lowest point total Connecticut has held an opponent in the second quarter this season.
  • The Sun turned the ball over just nine times, one off of a season low. The team is now 8-1 when turning the ball over 12 or fewer times.
  • With the win, Stephanie White moved into 18th all-time in WNBA history in wins, tying James Wade and Pat Coyle (18).
Team Score Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 PTS REB AST
CON 80 20 14 33 13 Bonner- 23 Thomas- 7 Thomas- 9
ATL 67 16 8 25 18 Gray- 19 Amihere- 8 Charles- 4


NEXT GAME: The Connecticut Sun host the New York Liberty in their annual Camp Day game on Wednesday, July 10 at 11:00 AM ET at Mohegan Sun Arena.