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Thomas, Bonner Lead Sun To 85-62 Win Over Liberty

BRADENTON, Fla. — Alyssa Thomas scored 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting, DeWanna Bonner had 14 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, and the Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 85-62 on Saturday.

Jasmine Thomas added 16 points and Briann January scored 11 for Connecticut (6-8), which has won five of its last seven.

The Liberty (1-12), who have lost seven in a row, never led. The Sun took a 45-38 lead into halftime and outscored New York 21-11 in the third quarter to pull away for good.

Kia Nurse led the Liberty with 17 points. They shot 37% from the field and committed 18 turnovers.

New York announced Saturday that Sabrina Ionescu, the No. 1 pick in April’s draft, will not need surgery on her injured ankle, although there is no timetable for her return. The point guard suffered a grade 3 sprain of the ankle on July 31 and was originally expected to miss approximately a month.