Road Woes Continue

STAR OF THE GAME
K.B. Sharp
Sharp came off the bench to match a career-high with 14 points. She shot 6-of-7from the floor, hit a pair of free throws and added an assist.
UNSUNG HERO
Ann Strother
In a Connecticut homecoming, the UConn grad hit the Fever's only 3-pointer and finished with five points in nearly 17 minutes.
QUOTABLE
Tan White
On the Fever's recent struggles:
"A lot of teams are just getting after us and showing us no mercy. They outhustled us, and we didnít come out hard. You canít get behind like that on an opponentís home court."

Brian Winters
On Connecticut's 50 percent shooting and nine 3-pointers:
"[Connecticut] shot it well, but our defense wasnít what we need it to be. They made all the shots, they executed, they did everything they needed to do. They scored 27 points on threes. We needed to make them put the ball on the floor, but we didnít do it."

On playing again on Sunday:
"Iím happy to be playing again. Iím happy to move on and get this bad taste out of my mouth. Iím looking forward to getting after Sacramento tomorrow."

HIDDEN NUMBERS
Points in the paint:
Fever 26, Sun 24
Second-chance points:
Fever 5, Sun 4
Fast-break points:
Fever 2, Sun 8
Points off turnovers:
Fever 11, Sun 12
Starters scoring:
Fever 27, Sun 58
Bench scoring:
Fever 32, Sun 26
GAME REPORT
Sun 84, Fever 59
August 4, 2007 at Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, Conn.)
Box Score | WNBA Recap

Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 17-11 15 9 20 15 59
at Connecticut 16-12 25 24 18 17 84

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.

2007 Game Report Archive