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WNBA Capsules

July 2, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut (AP) — Becky Hammon scored 18 points and Danielle Robinson had 17 to help the San Antonio Stars beat the Connecticut Sun 74-71 on Tuesday for their fifth straight road win.

Kayla McBride added 15 points for the Stars (9-8), and Robinson also had seven assists and three steals.

Katie Douglas scored 25 points and Kelsey Bone had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Sun (8-9).

Connecticut trailed 55-43 with 1:07 left in the third quarter before rallying to tie the score 61-all with 2:42 to go in the fourth.

Jayne Appel answered with a layup on the other end for the Stars.

The Sun were called for a shot-clock violation on their next possession with Renee Montgomery having to heave up a desperation shot after getting trapped above 3-point line.

McBride made a 3-pointer on the other end to push San Antonio’s edge to 66-61 with 1:45 remaining.


NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles scored a season-high 28 points and Cappie Pondexter added 21 to lead New York to its third win in four games.

Charles, who also had 14 rebounds, had 20 points in the first half before Pondexter took over for the Liberty (6-11).

Tulsa (6-10) trailed by 11 points at the half before Skylar Diggins rallied the Shock to 62-58 with 36.5 seconds in the third quarter.

The Liberty then scored the next 10 points to put the game away. Pondexter had an acrobatic three-point play where she flipped the ball over her head and was fouled. On the next possession Sugar Rodgers followed with her own three-point play that made it 72-58.

Tulsa could only get within 11 the rest of the way. Diggins finished with 23 points, including 20 in the second half.


ATLANTA (AP) — Karima Christmas scored 18 points to lead Indiana to its second win in Atlanta this season.

Sydney Carter added 11 points — all in the second half— against her former team for the Fever (7-9). Carter, who was briefly with the Dream last season, scored a career-high 14 points when the Fever won 82-77 in overtime in Atlanta on May 25.

Erika de Souza scored 23 points for the Dream (11-5), who lost for just the second time in nine home games this season. Atlanta leading scorer Angel McCoughtry added 17 points on 6-for-18 shooting.

The Dream were 0 for 13 on 3-point attempts.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamierra Faulkner scored a season-high 27 points and Epiphanny Prince had 15 to help Chicago beat Los Angeles.

Faulkner scored 17 points in the second half, including a jumper at the top of the key with 53 seconds remaining to give the Sky an 80-75 lead. The Sparks missed their next two shots and Prince, who had all of her points in the second half, made five free throws in the final 36 seconds as Chicago (8-8) ended a six-game losing streak in Los Angeles.

Nneka Ogwumike had 26 points and six rebounds to lead the Sparks (6-9) and Candace Parker had 22 points.

Chicago was without leading scorer Elena Delle Donne (lyme disease) and WNBA assists leader Courtney Vandersloot (sprained knee).

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