Final

Shock 82

(6-1, 3-0 away)

Sun 73

(5-5, 3-2 home)

    4:00 PM ET, June 22, 2003

    1 2 3 4 T
    TUL 36 28 18 82
    CONN 27 37 9 73

    Top Performers

    Tulsa: S. Cash 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Connecticut: T. McWilliams-Franklin 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Riley, Cash come up big against the Sun

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Ruth Riley scored seven points in overtime and Swin Cash added six of her 22 in the extra frame as the Detroit Shock beat the Connecticut Sun 82-73 Sunday.

    Down 36-27 at halftime, the Sun rallied in the second half. They forced overtime on Rebecca Lobo's 3-pointer with 21.4 seconds left in regulation.

    But the Shock outscored the Sun 18-9 in overtime to pull away for their sixth straight win and second overtime victory in five days.

    All five Detroit starters scored in double figures. Cash, a former standout at Connecticut, led the Shock with 22 points.

    Rookie Cheryl Ford scored 12 points and pulled down a game-high 21 rebounds, 17 on the defensive end for the Shock. Riley finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. Elaine Powell scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Deanna Nolan added 15 points.

    Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 28 points to lead the Sun. Nykesha Sales, another former UConn star, had 13 points and five assists. Brooke Wyckoff had seven points and 12 rebounds. Lobo, also from UConn, added nine points and six rebounds.

    The Shock outscored the Sun 50-32 in the paint and made 22 of 34 free throws.

    With the score tied at 18 with 7:37 left in the first half, Sun coach Mike Thibault was called for a technical foul. Thibault threw a bottle of powder across the court in frustration following a foul on Sun forward Courtney Coleman.

    Nolan made the free throw, and Ford scored on the ensuing possession to start an 18-9 run for the Shock that closed the first half. The Sun fell apart, missing 11 of their final 12 shots of the first half.

    The Sun were 28-for-82 (34.1 percent) from the floor.

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    Team Stat Comparison

      Tulsa Connecticut
    Points 82 73
    FG Made-Attempted 29-72 (.000) 28-82 (.000)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-6 (.333) 5-24 (.208)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-34 (.000) 12-18 (.000)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 12-48 15-45
    Assists 14 19
    Turnovers 14 10
    Steals 6 9
    Blocks 6 4
    Fast Break Points 5 3
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 26 (0/0)