- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Maya Moore scored 16 points to help the Minnesota Lynx break their own WNBA record with an 11th straight victory to start the season in an 87-63 win over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night.

The Lynx (11-0) surpassed their 2012 team that won the first 10 games.

Seimone Augustus added 12 points while Sylvia Fowles and Jia Perkins had 11 each for Minnesota, which is the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team in the AP WNBA power poll.

With the game tied 7-7, Minnesota scored the next 10 points to take control. The Lynx extended the lead to 49-31 at the half and never looked back.

Erlana Larkins had 12 points and nine rebounds to lead the eighth-ranked Fever (4-7).

The Lynx next travel to Seattle on Sunday before consecutive games against Los Angeles.

WASHINGTON 109, CONNECTICUT 106, 3OT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Emma Meesseman scored 23 points, Tayler Hill had 10 of her 21 points in the third overtime and Washington beat Connecticut.

It was the first three-overtime game in the WNBA since June 1, 2014.

Hill made a layup and was fouled with 36.8 seconds left in the final overtime, but missed the free throw as Washington had a 107-105 lead.

On the other end, Kelsey Bone grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled with 19.6 seconds left for Connecticut. She made 1 of 2 free throws and Morgan Tuck grabbed the offensive rebound. After a timeout with 15.4 seconds left, Alex Bentley drove the lane but her layup was no good.

Hill hit two free throws with 2.9 seconds left and Jasmine Thomas’ heave was off the mark.

Bria Hartley added 13 points for Washington (5-7), which is ranked ninth in the AP power poll.

Bentley finished with 31 points for 11th-ranked Connecticut (2-9).

SPARKS 98, SKY 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nneka Ogwumike had 27 points and 12 rebounds for her sixth double-double, and Los Angeles set a franchise record with its 10th straight season-opening win.

Ogwumike was 6 of 6 from the field in the first half to extend her WNBA record to 23 straight made field goals over the past three games. She missed her first shot of the second half, a 3-pointer from the wing, and finished 12 of 14.

Candace Parker had 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Los Angeles (10-0), which is ranked No. 2 in the AP power poll. The Sparks host Phoenix on Friday and undefeated Minnesota (11-0) on June 21.

Cappie Pondexter had 20 points for fifth-ranked Chicago (5-6). Elena Delle Donne was held to 15 points on 4-of-12 shooting.

LIBERTY 91, WINGS 88

NEW YORK (AP) - Tina Charles scored 28 points and Sugar Rodgers added 18 to help New York beat Dallas.

Charles broke an 85-85 tie with a jumper from the top of the key with 40 seconds remaining after Kiah Stokes grabbed an offensive rebound. Dallas had a chance to take the lead, but Plenette Pierson’s 3-pointer from the wing was short and Stokes grabbed the rebound with 21 seconds left. Rodgers hit two free throws a few seconds later to make it a two-possession game.

Dallas (3-7), which is 10th in the AP WNBA power poll, wasn’t done as Erin Phillips hit a 3-pointer to bring Dallas within 89-88 with 14.9 seconds left. Shoni Schimmel made two free throws on the ensuing possession and Odyssey Sims’ 3-pointer was blocked with a few seconds left to seal the win.

The fourth-ranked Liberty (6-4) have won three of their past four games.

STARS 77, STORM 70

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Moriah Jefferson scored a career-high 19 points, Dearica Hamby had 15 points and 18 rebounds, and San Antonio beat Seattle.

Seattle pulled within 71-70 with 47 seconds left, but Jefferson made 1 of 2 free throws and after an offensive rebound, Kayla McBride hit a 3-pointer to put the Stars up 75-70. Sue Bird missed a 3-pointer and Hamby made two free throws with 5 seconds left.

McBride was just 6-of-18 shooting, but made two 3-pointers and scored 18 points for San Antonio (2-7), which is ranked No. 12 in the AP power poll.

Breanna Stewart had 19 points and 15 rebounds for seventh-ranked Seattle (4-7).


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