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Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

The Fever lost their second game of the Commissioner’s Cup to Sun

By meerna Jun12,2024

UNCASVILLE, CONN. – On Monday night, the Indiana Fever lost to the Connecticut Sun 89-72 in the fourth game of the Commissioner’s Cup for both teams. Indiana is currently 2-2 in Commissioner’s Cup play, while Connecticut is 3-1.

Fever (3-10) center Aliyah Boston recorded her second double-double of the season and led the team in scoring with 14 points and tied for a season high with 12 rebounds. Boston also had five assists, one blocked shot and one steal. Fever guard Lexie Hull came off the bench and finished the game with 10 points, four rebounds and one steal. Fever freshman Caitlin Clark also added 10 points, two assists and one steal.

Fever guards Kelsey Mitchell and Erica Wheeler each scored nine points. Wheeler also recorded four assists, three rebounds and one steal, tying Victoria Vivians for sixth on the Fever’s all-time three-point field goal list (170). Additionally, Fever guard Kristy Wallace surpassed 500 career points with a 3-pointer to start the game. Despite the loss, Indiana outscored Connecticut in bench points 32-21.

Connecticut Sun guard Ty Harris shoots a three-pointer over Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark during a game on May 20, 2024 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis, IN.  (Photo/David Dixon)
Connecticut Sun guard Ty Harris shoots a three-pointer over Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark during a game on May 20, 2024 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis, IN. (Photo/David Dixon)

Connecticut (10-1) was led by guard DiJonai Carrington, who had a season-high 22 points, along with six rebounds, three assists and tied his career high with three steals. Sun forwards DeWanna Bonner and Brionna Jones had 17 and 11 points, respectively, and three rebounds each. Sunshine guard Tyasha Harris also scored 11 points and dished out four assists, and guard Tiffany Mitchell came off the bench with 10 points. Sun forward Alyssa Thomas grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds and added seven points, seven assists and two steals. The Sun outscored the Fever in paint points, 36-28, and fast break points, 15-9.
IN THE FUTURE
The Fever return home to face the Atlanta Dream on Thursday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 PM ET. Thursday’s game will be broadcast on WTHR Channel 13.


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