Sting 71


Sun 76

(13-5, 7-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, July 6, 2006

    Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHA 15 16 16 2471
    CONN 17 18 16 2576

    Top Performers

    Charlotte: T. Smith 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Connecticut: L. Whalen 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Sales, Sun go for season sweep vs. Sting

    Charlotte (3-13) at Connecticut (12-5) 7:00 pm EDT

    UNCASVILLE, Connecticut (Ticker) - All-Star Nykesha Sales and the Connecticut Sun will take the court on Thursday with hopes of a season sweep against the slumping Charlotte Sting.

    Katie Douglas collected 22 points and eight rebounds and Lindsay Whalen added 10 and 10 for Connecticut in a 76-66 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday.

    On Wednesday, Sales, Whalen and Margo Dydek all were voted by fans as starters to represent the Eastern Conference in next week's WNBA All-Star Game. The Sun's Mike Thibault will coach the East in the matchup.

    Rookie Monique Currie scored 17 points and Sheri Sam and Helen Darling added nine apiece as Charlotte dropped its second straight game Saturday, a 65-57 loss to the defending champion Sacramento Monarchs.

    The Sting have lost nine of their last 10 games.

    Connecticut has won the first three meetings this season by an average of 22 points. In the one prior matchup here, on June 3, the Sun posted an 89-71 triumph as six players scored in double figures and the hosts held a commanding 54-28 advantage in points in the paint.