Road Woes Continue
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Katie Douglas scored 19 points and the Connecticut Sun routed the Indiana Fever 84-59 Saturday night.
The Sun's fifth consecutive win put them within a game of Indiana for second place in the East.
Margo Dydek had 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, and Asjha Jones added 11 for Connecticut (16-12).
K.B. Sharp matched a career-high with 14 and Tammy Sutton-Brown chipped in nine for Indiana (17-11). The Fever, who lost Tamika Catchings to a foot injury on July 20, have now lost seven of their last eight. Catchings had been averaging over 16 points and nine rebounds.
Connecticut jumped out to an early 11-5 lead, and was up 25-15 after one quarter thanks to 10 points from Douglas.
They extended that to 20 points, 42-22, with 3:09 to go in the half, and were up 49-24 at the break after Douglas hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining. The Sun shot 50 percent from the field, including 58 percent in the first half, when they hit 8-of-9 from 3-point range.
The Sun led 67-44 after three.
Connecticut has won 10-of-11. They started the season 6-10, before going 9-2 in July.
Indiana is 0-3 against the Sun this season, and has not beaten Connecticut since last Aug. 11.
The teams play one more time during the regular season, on Aug. 15, and could be destined for a matchup with one another in the upcoming WNBA Playoffs.