SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 25 (Ticker) -- The Sacramento Monarchs stopped the Indiana Fever's winning streak at its source.

The Monarchs shut down red-hot Tamika Whitmore and ended the Fever's three-game winning streak, using a balanced attack to roll to an 82-61 victory.

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The Fever (10-5) had won their last three games behind Whitmore, who had been averaging nearly 23 points per game in her last four contests to boost her season average to better than 16 points.

However, Whitmore was limited to two points on 0-of-6 shooting. Her teammates weren't much better as Indiana finished at 39 percent (24-of-62) from the field and fell to 1-5 all-time at Arco Arena.

The Fever were just 2-of-11 in the first quarter, falling into a 16-7 hole. The Monarchs used a 17-4 run in the second period capped by Erin Buescher's three-point play to open a 35-13 advantage with 4:35 left in the first half.

Buescher, Yolanda Griffith and DeMya Walker scored 11 points apiece and Kara Lawson added 10 for the Monarchs, who shot 47 percent (32-of-68) and held a 38-27 advantage in rebounds. Sacramento led by double digits the entire second half.

Reserve Tan White scored 18 points for the Fever, who dropped to 1-1 on their three-game road trip. All-Star Tamika Catchings managed 10 on 3-of-11 shooting.

Next Games: The Fever travel to Washington to face the Mystics on Tuesday night, while the Mercury host the Lynx Wednesday afternoon.