MINNEAPOLIS, July 17 (Ticker) -- Margo Dydek and the Connecticut Sun continued to make it look easy against the Western Conference.

Dydek scored a season-high 17 points to lead four players in double figures and grabbed eight rebounds as the Sun posted a 72-53 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.

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After failing to score in double figures since June 11, Dydek made 8-of-10 shots from the floor. She hit a pair of baskets to help give the Sun build a 10-0 lead and capped a 13-point first-half effort with a three-point play.

The Sun (14-4), who remained 2 1/2 games in front of the second-place Indiana Fever in the East, continued to pour it on in the second half. They extended the margin to 68-45 when All-Star Nykesha Sales hit a jumper with 6:34 to go.

Katie Douglas scored 14 points, Sales added 12 and Taj McWilliams-Franklin 10 for Connecticut, which raised its record to 12-1 against the West.

The Sun shot 50 percent (32-of-64) and forced 15 turnovers to help coach Mike Thibault record his 50th career victory.

Katie Smith and Amanda Lassiter each scored 11 points and Nicole Ohlde added 10 with nine rebounds for the Lynx (10-9), who saw their six-game home winning streak end.

In its most lopsided loss of the season, Minnesota shot just 29 percent (17-of-58) and managed a season-low 23 second-half points.