The Connecticut Sun defeated the Indiana Fever 89-81 on Wednesday with Jonquel Jones’ 20 points and 14 rebounds, DeWanna Bonner’s 19 points, which put her in 12th place on the WNBA’s all-time scoring record, and Jonquel Jones’ 20 points.
In order to become the 14th player in WNBA history to surpass 6,000 points, Bonner overtook Seattle star Lauren Jackson (6,007) on the list of all-time leading scorers. With 6,263 points in her career, Lisa Leslie is ranked eleventh.
For Connecticut (15-8), which has dominated all four of its encounters with the Fever this year, Brionna Jones contributed 17 points, Natisha Hiedeman had 11, and Courtney Williams tallied all 10 of her points in the first half.
In the opening period, Jonquel Jones contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds to propel Connecticut gain a 41-28 advantage. In the first half, Indiana’s shooting performance was just 8 for 30 (26.7 percent). The fourth quarter saw 35 total points by the Fever.
Victoria Vivians tallied 17 points and Kelsey Mitchell added 21 for Indiana (5-20), a team that has now dropped seven consecutive matches. NaLyssa Smith, a rookie, recorded her sixth double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Fever tried to bounce back in the final quarter
Connecticut Sun displayed a challenging game and dominated the Fever in the first three quarters. Indiana took the lead of 11 points in the final quarter, but it wasn’t enough in front of a successive lead from Connecticut Sun. A magnificent comeback from Fever in the final quarter helped them to come closer to victory. Connecticut Sun finished the game on a winning note, 89-81.
Mitchell was the highest points scorer inlcuding 21 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists, despite a loss. She helped her side and posted a challenging time to Fever in the final quarter. Jonquel Jones was the highest run-scorer from the winning side. She claimed 20 points along with 14 rebounds and 2 assits.