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Phoenix Falls 96-95 to Sun - Recap

The Sun got 22 points from Alex Bentley as Connecticut ran past Phoenix 96-95 on Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Bettors who backed the Sun were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +6.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 155.5.

Connecticut got 16 points from Katie Douglas and another 13 points from Chiney Ogwumike. Alex Bentley contributed 5 assists, while Chiney Ogwumike cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Phoenix got 21 points from Candice Dupree in a losing cause and another 18 points from Diana Taurasi. Diana Taurasi contributed 6 assists for the Mercury, while Candice Dupree had 10 rebounds.

Connecticut led at halftime, 46-42.

Connecticut won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 31-29.

Connecticut looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Liberty. The Mercury will aim to get back on the winning track at Minnesota.