The Connecticut Sun gave the fans at the Mohegan Sun plenty to cheer about last night.
Breaking several franchise records, the Sun destroyed the Dallas Wings 107-74 before an excited crowd of 6228.
The Sun’s offensive attack proved far too diverse for the Wings to keep up with.
Connecticut broke the team record for field goals in a game with 40, and came within 3 points of breaking the franchise record (109) for points.
It was the most complete team performance the Mohegan Sun has seen in years.
7 players scored in double figures for the Sun.
The offensive devastation was led a rookie, who perhaps provided a glimpse into the future.
Reserve guard Courtney Williams scored 15 points on 7 of 12 shooting (58%), the South Florida University product almost snagged 7 rebounds, and dished out 5 assists.
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Williams was part of the freight that the Sun received in the Kelsey Bone trade, and last night she put the WNBA on notice that she could very well develop into a star.
Veteran Camille Little produced 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting (60%) including going 3 for 4 (75%) from the 3 point line.
Jasmine Thomas, who has been spectacular since the Olympic break, set the pace with 14 points on 6 of 7 shooting (85%) while also finding her teammates with 6 assists.
The Sun also got meaningful contributions from Alex Bentley(14 points) and Chiney Ogwumike (14 points).
The Sun’s play in the paint was the the biggest factor in the blowout victory.
Connecticut crushed the Wings on the boards 43-24 including 32 defensive rebounds that limited the amount of possessions for Dallas.
Percentage wise, it was by far the most impressive performance of the season offensively.
The Sun shot a whopping 63% from the field, and 50% from the 3 point line.
The Connecticut Sun have endured a tough season, and plenty of close games that went the other way, but for one night they gave the fans hope that the franchise is heading in the right direction.
After missing the playoffs for 4 consecutive seasons, the Sun appear primed to return to the big stage next year.
Head coach Curt Miller will take over as general manager in the next few weeks, when questioned by SDN Sports he did not reveal his plans for free agency.
But given the success he had with his system this year, and his attention to detail, it stands to reason that the Connecticut Sun will be a force to be reckoned with when the WNBA tips off next Spring.
The Connecticut Sun will close out the season tomorrow afternoon in Washington DC when they confront the Washington Mystics.
The game can be seen on WNBA league pass.