Seattle, WA— Connecticut Sun (21-7) beat the Seattle Storm (7-21), 81-69 at Climate Pledge Arena in front of a very raucous crowd.
With the win, Connecticut sweep the season series against Seattle, 3-0.
Connecticut DeWanna Bonner scored 21 points, Alyssa Thomas chipped in 16 points, 12 boards, eight assists, and four steals in Tuesday night contest.
Connecticut shot 45.7% (32-70) from the field while Seattle shot 41.4% (29-70) from the hardwood in the contest.
Connecticut started slow and trailed Seattle, 16-11, going into the first media timeout of the contest. Rebecca Allen scored the Sun’s first nine points, draining two long threes from downtown. The Sun finished the first quarter on a 10-4 run out of that timeout to take a one-point lead into the second quarter, 21-20.
Bonner was on fire in the second quarter scoring 14 points, including a 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer for a 50-34 advantage. The Storm scored just 14 points in that frame.
The Sun are 11-2 when Bonner has 20+, including 6-0 on the road.
Connecticut sprinted out the second half on a 7-0 run to extend its lead to 23 points, 57-34, with 6:57 to go in the third and forcing Seattle to call a timeout. Alyssa Thomas scored five of the Sun’s seven points on that spurt.
Rebecca Allen poured in 13 points and Tiffany Hayes scored 10 for Connecticut, which has won three straight contests. Bonner finished with four 3-pointers on just six attempts.
DiJonai Carrington scored nine points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench.
Jewell Loyd and Sami Whitcomb each scored 11 points for the Storm, which continues its four-game homestand on Thursday night. Ezi Magbegor chipped in 10 points, six boards and four assists and Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu scored eight points and 12 boards. Loyd, the league leading scorer at 24.9 points per game, was 5 of 18 from the hardwood with four turnovers.
Seattle forward Gabby Williams suffered a left foot injury in the second quarter and did not return in the game.