The Connecticut Sun faced off with the New York Liberty on Tuesday and finished with a dominant 82-63 win over the Liberty.
The excitement wasn’t just in the win itself, but the way Sun players Alyssa Thomas, Brionna Jones, and DiJonaiCarrington worked together to secure the dub. It was a special day for Carrington in particular, who reached her career high of 18 points in just 18 minutes of playing. Carrington also secured seven rebounds and one steal.
Carrington’s prior career-high came against the Liberty back in September; Carrington scored 14 points.
Jones tied her season high of 21 points, and Thomas followed up with 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and a season-high of six steals.
By the fourth quarter, the Suns had pulled away from the Liberty with a 27-5 run and an 80-57 lead. In the last ten minutes, the Liberty scored 13 points, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Sun.
Even though the Sun was without Jonquel Jones, who averages 15.1 points and nine rebounds, the Sun’s defense held the Liberty to 36.4 percent shooting and 18 turnovers.
The Sun is expected to play against the Minnesota Lynx on Friday.