Tina Charles scored 26 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Connecticut over Washington, 79-71, on Thursday at Verizon Center.
Bettors who backed the Sun were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 153.5.
Connecticut got 23 points from Renee Montgomery and another 11 points from Tan White. Renee Montgomery contributed 5 assists, while Tina Charles cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Washington got 19 points from Kelly Miller in a losing cause and another 11 points from Matee Ajavon. Kelly Miller contributed 5 assists for the Mystics, while Nicky Anosike had 13 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Connecticut were victorious, as the score was 43-37 at the break.
Washington won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-37.
Connecticut looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sky. The Mystics will aim to get back on the winning track at Tulsa.