Angel McCoughtry scores 25 points, Dream beat Sun 75-70
ATLANTA (AP) Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points, Layshia Clarendon hit two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Atlanta Dream overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 75-70 on Friday night.
Brittney Sykes scored 13 points, Damiris Dantas added 11, and Elizabeth Williams had 10 rebounds and three blocks.
Shekinna Stricklen hit a 3-pointer to give Connecticut (7-5) a 13-point lead midway through the third quarter, and Rachel Banham’s 3-point play about four minutes later made it 56-47. But the Dream (7-6) scored the next 24 points – including the first 20 in the fourth quarter – and took a 15-point lead when Renee Montgomery hit a 3-pointer with 3:15 to play.
Chiney Ogwumike’s hook shot with 3:01 remaining ended the Sun’s scoring drought of eight-plus minutes and sparked a 12-0 run that trimmed Connecticut’s deficit to five with 50.9 seconds left. Alex Bentley’s jumper with 10.2 remaining made it 73-70 before Clarendon’s foul shots capped the scoring.
Bentley led the Sun with 18 points, Ogwumike scored 16 points, and Jasmine Thomas added 13. Connecticut, which has lost four in a row, was held to its fewest points in a game this season.