Sun Scorch Mystics

Uncasville — Jonquel Jones had a season-high 23 points off the bench as the Connecticut Sun rolled to a 94-68 win over the Washington Mystics at Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday. 

Courtney Williams had 17 points, tied a career-high with 10 rebounds and also had a team-high six assist while Jasmine Thomas (14 points, four assists), Morgan Tuck (14 points, five rebounds) and Alyssa Thomas (12 points) contributed to a big offensive night for the Sun. 

Connecticut was a scorching 39-of-68 from the field, 9-of-16 from three-point range, and the Sun also racked up 24 assists. 

Connecticut (14-12) overcame a nine-point deficit in the first quarter, holding the Mystics (14-11) to 17-of-54 shooting for 42 points over the last three quarters. 

Elena Delle Donne scored 16 of her team-high 21 points in the first quarter, making 7-of-8 shots while staking the Mystics to a 26-19 lead. 

The lead was 28-19 when Jones hit a three-pointer 30 seconds into the second quarter, sparking a 20-2 Connecticut run. Morgan Tuck had nine points and four rebounds in that run, which gave the Sun a 39-30 lead. 

Connecticut would outscored the Mystics 26-9 in the quarter to build a 45-35 lead at the break. 

It was more of the same in the third. 

Washington cut the deficit to eight once and nine twice, but could not get closer. A three-pointer by Williams with 5:04 remaining and the Sun up by 53-44 started a 19-6 run to close the quarter and Connecticut kept rolling into the fourth. 

Leading 72-50 after three, the Sun outscored Washington 11-4 to start the fourth. A layup by Jones with.6:05 remaining made it 85-54, and the rest was formality. 

Connecticut finished the season series with Washington at 2-2. The Sun head to the All-Star break, and will return to action August 1, hosting the New York Liberty at 7 p.m.