Ogwumike, Jones help Sun cruise to 101-89 win over Fever
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Chiney Ogwumike and Jonquel Jones each scored 21 points to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 101-89 on Wednesday night.
Ogwumike also had nine rebounds, and Jones made a career-high five 3-pointers.
Courtney Williams scored 13 points, Shekinna Stricklen added 12 – on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range – and Jasmine Thomas had 10 for Connecticut (9-6). The Sun shot 54.8 percent from the field, made 13 of 24 from behind the arc, and topped the 100-point plateau for the fourth time this season,
Jasmine Thomas converted a traditional 3-point play and Shekinna Stricklen hit back-to-back 3-pointers before Ogwumike made two free throws to make it 11-0 and the Sun never trailed. Jones hit two 3s in a 38-second span to spark a 10-0 run that made it 30-12 late in the first quarter and Indiana trailed by double figures the rest of the way.
Victoria Vivians had a season-high 25 points for the Fever (1-14). The eighth overall pick this year, she was 10 of 14 from the field, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Indiana has lost four in a row.