Saturday, August 8, 2009


Montgomery wards off the Sun
The Associated Press
Posted Aug 07, 2009 @ 11:26 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Renee Montgomery scored a career-high 24 points, Nicky Anosike had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun, 95-88, on Friday night.

Charde Houston had 16 points and 10 rebounds to help the Lynx (11-10) end a three-game losing streak. Candice Wiggins scored 12 points.

Sandrine Gruda led Connecticut with 21 points. Asjha Jones had 16 points, and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota and Lindsay Whalen each had 15 for the Sun (10-10), which was 12-for-22 from the free-throw line.

“We didn’t get a stop for a whole bunch of possessions in a row and they got to the free throw line,” Connecticut coach Mike Thibault said. “Then, what killed us, was that when we got to the line we missed. We had good free throw shooters miss and that’s just giving away points.”

Montgomery hit a 3-pointer with 5:41 to play for a 81-78 Lynx lead. She was 9-of-13 from the field.

Anosike made a pair of free throws and Montgomery two more in the final 2 minutes for Minnesota for a 91-86 lead. The Lynx, wearing pink uniforms as part of Breast Health Awareness Night, were 23-for-31 from the line.

Anosike, an All-Star selection, was averaging six points in the three games since the All-Star break after scoring 33 in her previous two games. Her 10th career double-double tied Svetlana Abrosimova for the most in franchise history.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Tan White and Jekabsone-Zogota gave the Sun a 37-27 lead midway through second quarter, but the Lynx cut it to 48-45 at the half.

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: This is a tops turfy season, the Sun win, the sun lose, The team is now 10 wins and 10 losses. Maybe, the Sun can win Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Go Sun, go. What do you think?

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