Stephanie White, the new coach of the Connecticut Sun, didn’t have to wait long for information about her team to be confirmed.
When the teams finish their home-and-home series on Tuesday night, Connecticut will have another chance to show that it is tough when it travels to Washington, D.C.
The Sun got off to a slow start against the Mystics, trailing 24-14 after one quarter, despite having won the season opener by a score of 70-61 at Indiana. However, they gradually drew Washington in, reducing the lead to four at halftime and one point after three quarters before taking over in the final ten minutes.
Connecticut was led by 21 points from DeWanna Bonner. Alyssa Thomas contributed 14 points, 16 rebounds, and six assists, while Brionna Jones had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Thomas has been a detail sheet stuffer in the initial two games, averaging 16 focuses, 13.5 bounce back and six helps.
Washington almost followed up its great 80-64 triumph over WNBA Finals most loved New York with a decent street win. However, the Spiritualists turned cold after an extraordinary first quarter, when they shot 47.1 percent from the field, to complete the game at 39.1 percent.
Shakira Austin (21 focuses, 11 bounce back) and Elena Delle Donne (19 focuses, 11 bounce back) each gathered twofold pairs for Washington. Natasha Cloud contributed 13 focuses and six helps.
Delle Donne is pacing a decent assault through two games with 16 places and 7.5 bounce back per game. Cloud and Austin each are scoring 13.5 focuses per game.