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Charles helps Sun beat Sky

Tina Charles scored 16 points and added 11 rebounds for her seventh straight double-double to tie the WNBA record, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 69-58 on Tuesday night.

Charles matched Lauren Jackson's mark set in 2003.

Kara Lawson added 14 points for Connecticut (14-7), which won for the eighth time in the last 10 games. Asjha Jones had 12 points and Renee Montgomery added 10.

Sylvia Fowles led Chicago (10-13) with 19 points and Shay Murphy added 18. Tamera Young had 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Connecticut led 46-40 midway through the third period when guard Tan White got two of her game-high five steals on consecutive possessions. They led to four points as the Sun stretched the lead to 50-40.

The Sun led by as many as 16 in the fourth period before Chicago's Courtney Vandersloot made a long jump shot with 40 seconds left to cut the lead to 64-58.

Lawson made two free throws and a layup to seal it.

Connecticut held Chicago to seven points in the second quarter to take an eventual 39-28 lead at halftime. It was the fewest points a Sun opponent scored in a half this season.

Chicago led 21-15 after one period but went scoreless for 4 minutes, 4 seconds. The Sun went on an 11-0 run to take a 26-21 lead.