Fever Lose Second To Sun

STAR OF THE GAME
Tamika Whitmore
Whitmore led the Fever with 13 points, four rebounds and three assists.
UNSUNG HERO
Tully Bevilaqua
Bevilaqua added 11 points, five rebounds and two assists conbrituting to the second Fever away loss.
QUOTABLE
Tully Bevilaqua
On the small things:
"I think we need to find that little bit of focus in times of adversity – whether it’s because we’re not getting calls or we’re missing shots, or whatever the case may be.”

Brian Winters
On the game in general:
“We made too many turnovers and they beat us at the foul line. We didn’t play particularly well. We got up early, but I thought Connecticut played well to get back in it. They deserve credit and we didn’t handle adversity well. We turned the ball over and helped them out.”

HIDDEN NUMBERS
Points in the paint:
Fever 24, Sun 30
Second-chance points:
Fever 6, Sun 12
Fast-break points:
Fever 6, Sun 12
Points off turnovers:
Fever 12, Sun 24
Starters scoring:
Fever 50, Sun 60
Bench scoring:
Fever 17, Sun 12
GAME REPORT
Fever 67, Sun 72
June 29, 2007 Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT)
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Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 10-4 17 14 14 22 67
at Connecticut 6-10 8 19 22 23 72

UNCASVILLE, Conn., June 29 (AP) -- Katie Douglas scored 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 72-67 Friday night.

Lindsay Whalen added 14 points and seven assists and Margo Dydek had eight points and 13 rebounds. Connecticut (6-10) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Tamika Whitmore led Indiana (10-4) with 13 points and Tamika Catchings had eight points and 11 rebounds.

The teams traded leads in the fourth quarter until Douglas hit two free throws with 5.5 seconds remaining to put Connecticut up by five. The Sun made 14 of 16 free throws in the final period.

Connecticut missed its first 11 field goal attempts, allowing Indiana to jump out to a 17-2 lead. After finally making one nearly 7 minutes into the game, the Sun perked up and even put together a run of their own.

The Sun outscored Indiana 15-2 during one stretch in the second quarter and tied it at 27. In the third quarter, Connecticut led by eight at one point, but the Fever stayed close the rest of the way.