McCray's career-best 22 lifts Sun over Fever
Sunday, July 17, 2011
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Rookie Danielle McCray scored a career-high 22 points to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 76-71 on Sunday.
Tina Charles added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun (8-5) who are the lone team in the Eastern Conference undefeated at home (6-0).
Tamika Catchings led Indiana (10-5) with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
Indiana trailed 72-65 with 39 seconds remaining before Jessica Davenport made two free throws. Catchings stole the ensuing inbounds pass and assisted on Katie Douglas' basket to cut it to 72-69 with 34 seconds left.
Connecticut guard Renee Montgomery made one of two free throws to push the Sun lead to four at 73-69. Catchings made it a two-point game with 18 seconds left on her lay-in.
Kalana Greene made one of two free throws, giving Indiana a chance, but Catchings threw an errant pass to Douglas that went out of bounds with 7.7 seconds left.
Kara Lawson's two free throws sealed it with 6.9 seconds remaining.