Alyssa Thomas put on an impressive performance, scoring 10 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Connecticut Sun to an 83-75 victory over the Chicago Sky. The game saw Brionna Jones contribute 14 of her 18 points in the first half, setting the tone for the Sun’s success.

Connecticut took control in the fourth quarter with a 10-3 run, sparked by Tiffany Mitchell’s steal and fast-break layup. Thomas added a steal and transition basket to extend the lead to 68-55. Despite a late 3-pointer from Chicago’s Diamond DeShields, DeWanna Bonner’s clutch free throws sealed the win for the Sun.

Bonner finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Tyasha Harris chipped in with 13 points and seven assists for Connecticut. Thomas showcased her defensive prowess with six steals, contributing to the Sun’s 13 steals as a team.

On the other side, rookie Angel Reese had an impressive outing for the Sky, tallying 20 points and 10 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double. Reese shot 8 of 10 from the field, showcasing her efficiency on offense. Kamilla Cardoso, Chennedy Carter, and Marina Mabrey each added 10 points for Chicago.

The Sun struggled from beyond the arc, starting 1 of 10 from 3-point range before finding their rhythm late in the game. Bonner, in particular, had a tough night shooting from deep, going 0 of 7 from beyond the arc. Connecticut finished the game shooting 3 of 14 from 3-point range.

Overall, it was a hard-fought battle between the Sun and the Sky, with Connecticut’s strong fourth-quarter performance proving to be the difference-maker. The win improves the Sun’s record to an impressive 11-1, while the Sky fall to 4-7 on the season. Fans can expect more exciting matchups between these two talented teams as the WNBA season progresses.