Douglas too much for former team as Fever cruise past Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Katie Douglas scored 23 points in her return to Connecticut, leading the Indiana Fever to a 75-46 win over the Sun on Tuesday night.

Douglas, who played five seasons in Connecticut, was traded to Indiana for Tamika Whitmore during the offseason.

She scored 14 of her points in the first half when the Fever (2-1) took a double-digit lead it never gave up. Tan White added 15 points for the Fever.

Lindsay Whalen led the Sun (3-1) with 13 points.

Connecticut trailed by 22 points at halftime and got as close as 16 early in the third quarter at 48-32. But Indiana outscored Connecticut 14-7 the rest of the way and had a 62-39 lead entering the fourth period.

Douglas hit a 3-pointer early in the fourth period and later a pair of free throws that gave Indiana its largest lead at 73-44.

It was the lowest point total for the Sun franchise since Aug 1, 2003, when they scored 45 points in a 48-45 loss to Washington. Connecticut's seven-point output in the fourth was a franchise record low.