Angel McCoughtry scores 33, hot first half push Atlanta over century mark, top Sun 102-92



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UNCASVILLE, Connecticut — Angel McCoughtry scored 33 points to help Atlanta beat Connecticut 102-92 on Sunday, handing the Sun their fourth-straight loss.

It was the eighth time McCoughtry has scored 30 or more points against the Sun in her WNBA career, and it was Atlanta's first win at Uncasville since June 23, 2013. The Dream, who had a season-high for points, have beaten Connecticut twice in three games and meet for a third time in four games Tuesday in Atlanta.

Atlanta is now 16-16 all-time against the Sun, but is just 4-13 at Connecticut and had lost five straight road games in the series.

The Dream (10-15) got off to a fast start, scoring 63 first-half points (63-47), the second-highest total for one half in franchise history.

Shoni Schimmel hit all four of her 3-point attempts in the first half and the team shot 23 of 32 from the field to build a 20-point lead. Atlanta hit 10 of its 12 3's in the first half setting a new WNBA record for percentage (.833) with a minimum of 10 attempts.

McCoughtry was 13 of 20 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. Tiffany Hayes added 19 points and Damiris Dantas added 15. Atlanta was 11 of 14 from 3-point range in the game and shot 60 percent from the field (40 of 67).

The Sun (12-14) trailed by just six, 86-80 midway through the fourth quarter, but got no closer.

Connecticut was without all-star Alex Bentley, the team's second-leading scorer, who injured an ankle seven minutes into the Sun's loss at Tulsa Friday.

Jennifer Lacy scored 25 points and Camille Little added 22 to lead the Sun.

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