San Antonio – The Connecticut Sun won its third straight and eighth in 10 games, cruising to an 89-56 victory over the San Antonio Stars at the AT&T Center Wednesday night.
The Sun (9-7) took control of this game early, outscoring the Stars 32-15 after falling behind 9-8 with 4:38 left in the first quarter to build a 40-24 halftime lead.
San Antonio (1-15) scored the first basket of the second half before Connecticut blew the game open with a 21-4 run that made it 61-30 with just over three minutes left in the third quarter.
The rest was a formality.
Connecticut tied its largest margin of victory this season – a 104-71 win over Atlanta on June 10th – and it posted its sixth win on the road. Only Minnesota has more road wins this season.
As has been the case all season, Alyssa Thomas racked up numbers across the board on the way to 13 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and five assists. The steals tied a franchise record.
Returning to the sight of her best game as a professional, Courtney Williams had 13 of her team-high 17 points in the first half while helping the Sun build its 40-24 halftime lead. Williams had career highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds on 10-of-11 shooting in an 85-77 victory at San Antonio back on June 3rd.\
Jasmine Thomas had 10 points and eight assists. She posted her 700th career assist during the first half, and also tied her single-season career high with her 35th made three of the year.
Jonquel Jones had eight points and eight rebounds in limited action as coach Curt Miller went to the bench early and often.
Rachel Banham came off the bench to score nine points on three made threes while Lynetta Kizer (eight points, five rebounds) had her best outing in the four games since returning from a back injury that forced her to miss five games.
Rookie Brionna Jones added seven points while former Stars forward Danielle Adams hit a pair of three-pointers.
Kayla McBride led the Stars with 12 points. Former UConn standout Moriah Jefferson left the game in the first half with a head contusion.
The Sun return home to host the Washington Mystics on Hometown Heroes Night at 7 p.m. on Saturday.