Connecticut holds off Dallas 80-74 in WNBA matchup

DeWanna Bonner scored 22 points, Brionna Jones added 21, and the Connecticut Sun held off a second-half rally by Dallas, defeating the Wings 80-74 on Sunday.

Leading 63-52 heading to the fourth quarter, the Sun held on although their lead was down to seven with seven minutes to go after Arike Ogunbowale hit a jumper for the Wings.

Jones hit a jumper to give the Sun a 74-65 lead at the two-minute mark and a jumper by the Wings' Awak Kuier was the only made basket before the final minute in which the Sun went 6-for-6 at the foul line.

Alyssa Thomas had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut (6-1) and Tiffany Hayes added 17 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Satou Sabally had 26 points and 14 rebounds - both game highs - for Dallas. Crystal Dangerfield added 13 points, Natasha Howard 11, and Veronica Burton 10 for the Wings (3-3).

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Jones scored nine points in the first quarter as the Sun built a 23-13 lead. They went on to lead 44-30 at halftime.

Sabally and Howard hit 3-pointers to help Dallas get within 8 points at 60-52 in the third quarter, but did not score over the final three minutes of the period.

Connecticut had seven points off the bench to six for Dallas.