UNCASVILLE, Conn., June 18 (Ticker) -- Nykesha Sales helped the Connecticut Sun avenge their only loss of the season.

Sales scored 17 points and the Sun took control in the second half en route to a 73-63 victory over the Detroit Shock.

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After opening the season with a 78-67 loss at Detroit, Connecticut has reeled off a franchise-record seven straight wins.

Sales made just 3-of-15 shots in the first meeting between the teams. However, she was much better in this one, going 6-of-10.

Following a close first half, the Sun used a 14-3 surge in just under a six-minute stretch to open a 48-34 lead with 11:00 remaining on two free throws by Lindsay Whalen, who scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds.

Chandi Jones scored 11 points to pace the Shock, who got as close as six points with just over a minute remaining.

Detroit lost its third straight game.