UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Courtney Williams scored 22 points, Jonquel Jones had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Connecticut beat the Liberty 96-76 on Wednesday night for the Sun’s first win in the series since 2014.
Jones has four double-doubles in her last five games, averaging 17 points and 14.8 rebounds during the span.
Connecticut raced out to a 24-12 lead and never trailed. Williams scored 15 points in the first half as the Sun built a 45-32 lead and Rachel Banham’s back-to-back 3-pointers to open the fourth quarter made it 80-56.
Alyssa Thomas scored 18 points, and Jasmine Thomas added 14 points and a season-high eight assists for Connecticut (4-5).
Tina Charles picked up her second foul with 4:46 left in the first quarter, had seven points at halftime, and finished with 17 for the Liberty (6-4). Shavonte Zellous scored 16 points, including eight of the Liberty’s first 13.