- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 30, 2004

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Wendy Palmer had 13 points and eight rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Washington Mystics 78-69 last night for their fifth straight victory.

Nykesha Sales and Taj McWilliams-Franklin also had 13 points for the Suns. Katie Douglas added 11 points and Lindsay Whalen 10 points and seven assists.

Chamique Holdsclaw led Washington with 21 points but committed eight turnovers.

The Sun opened the game with an 11-4 run and led by as many as 11 points thanks to their inside game. Palmer, Sales and McWilliams-Franklin combined to score 22 of the Sun’s 38 first-half points.

The Mystics closed the first half with an 11-6 run that cut the Sun’s lead to 38-34 at the break. The Sun opened the second half with an 11-2 run to take a commanding 49-36 lead with 15:45 left.

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