Hightower, Charles lead Sun over Shock to snap slide, 88-69

Allison Hightower scored 18 points and had six assists, while Tina Charles added 17 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday night as the Connecticut Sun snapped a four-game losing streak with an 88-69 victory over the Tulsa Shock.

Iziane Castro Marques scored 15 points for the Sun (3-7) and Kalana Greene added 14.

Riquna Williams led Tulsa (3-11) with 23 points and Glory Johnson scored 10. Tulsa has lost four straight.

Connecticut rookie Kelly Faris made a 3-point field goal to begin the fourth period and the Sun led by double digits for the entire quarter.

Connecticut shot 51 percent from the field (32-63), 59 percent (19-32) in the first half when it took a 43-34 halftime lead. Castro Marques scored nine of her 10 first-half points in the first period to give the Sun an early lead.

Williams had 13 points in the first half for the Shock.