Whitmore Leads Sun Past Dream

Connecticut 100, Atlanta 68 (F)

UNCASVILLE, Conn., May 17 (AP) -- Tamika Whitmore had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Connecticut Sun past the expansion Atlanta Dream 100-68 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

Asjha Jones added 18 points, Barbara Turner 15 and Lindsay Whalen 11 for the Sun, who scored 100 points in regulation for the second time in franchise history

Betty Lennox led Atlanta with 19 points, Stacey Lovelace had 11 and Katie Feenstra nine.

The Sun led 51-34 at halftime and didn't let the Dream get closer than 14 points in the second half.

Atlanta led 17-12 before Connecticut used a 26-6 run to take over early in the game.

The Sun added nine new players in the offseason, following their first-round playoff exit last season. Whitmore made her debut with the Sun after being traded from Indiana in the offseason for All-Star Katie Douglas.

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