- The Washington Times - Monday, September 7, 2009

FEVER 72, MYSTICS 61: Tamika Catchings scored 20 points and reserve rookie Briann January added 16 and fueled a fourth-quarter surge as Indiana beat Washington on Sunday in Indianapolis

Tammy Sutton-Brown had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Katie Douglas returned from an ankle injury to score 12 points for the Eastern Conference champion Fever (21-10), who snapped a three-game skid in their regular-season home finale.

Crystal Langhorne scored 13 points, Lindsey Harding 12 and Marissa Coleman 11 for the Mystics (15-16), who dropped into a tie for fifth with Connecticut - a half game behind Chicago.

The Fever trailed 50-49 after three quarters and led by three before scoring eight straight points - six by Catchings and two by January - to stretch the advantage to 66-55 with 2:23 to play.

Douglas scored six points and Catchings four as the Fever took advantage of six turnovers and five missed shots by the Mystics to jump out to a 16-2 lead over the first 6:05 of the game.

The Mystics followed with an 18-7 tear that cut the deficit to 23-20 with 6:30 remaining in the half.

SHOCK 84, SKY 75: Kara Braxton scored 17 points to help Detroit win its third straight game, beating Chicago in Auburn Hills, Mich.

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