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Sun 76, Fever 59

Tiffany Hayes, Alyssa Thomas help Connecticut Sun set season win mark

As she has been all summer, the Sun's Alyssa Thomas was once again an all-around force, going for 10 points, 14 rebounds, and 8 assists in Friday's win, while registering her 28th double-double of the season.LM Otero/Associated Press

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Tiffany Hayes scored 14 points and Alyssa Thomas had 10 points and 14 rebounds as the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever, 76-59, on Friday night for their franchise-record 27th victory of the season.

DeWanna Bonner, Natisha Hiedeman, and DiJonai Carrington scored 10 points apiece for the Sun (27-12), who have beaten the Fever eight consecutive times. Indiana (12-27) hasn’t beaten Connecticut since July 3, 2021.

Bonner had eight rebounds and five assists, while Thomas added eight assists to go along with her 28th double-double of the season.

The Sun made six of their first nine 3-pointers before finishing 7 of 19.


Kelsey Mitchell scored 15 points and Erica Wheeler and NaLyssa Smith each added 14 points for Indiana.

Connecticut had a 21-point lead in the first half before Indiana closed on a 15-2 run to get within 37-31 at the break. The Sun responded by outscoring Indiana, 13-4, over the final four minutes of the third quarter for a 59-44 lead.

Connecticut, which has the third-best record in the league, closes the regular season against Chicago on Sunday. Indiana hosts Minnesota.