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Chiney Ogwumike has 18 points and 10 rebounds, Sun beat Dream 85-76

  • Connecticut’s Katie Douglas, left, tangles with Atlanta's Swin Cash, right, during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Connecticut’s Katie Douglas, left, tangles with Atlanta's Swin Cash, right, during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut’s Renee Montgomery, left, goes up for a basket as Atlanta’s Amanda Thompson, right, defends during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun defeated the Dream 85-76. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Connecticut’s Renee Montgomery, left, goes up for a basket as Atlanta’s Amanda Thompson, right, defends during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun defeated the Dream 85-76. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut’s Alyssa Thomas, center, battles Atlanta’s Amanda Thompson, left, and Sancho Lyttle, right, for a rebound the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun defeated the Dream 85-76. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Connecticut’s Alyssa Thomas, center, battles Atlanta’s Amanda Thompson, left, and Sancho Lyttle, right, for a rebound the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun defeated the Dream 85-76. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

Rookie Chiney Ogwumike had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Renee Montgomery also had 18 points to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Atlanta Dream 85-76 on Sunday.

Allison Hightower added 13 points and six rebounds, and Kelsey Bone had 12 points for the Sun (2-5).

Tiffany Hayes led Atlanta (3-3) with 17 points, and Erika de Souza had 15 points and eight rebounds. Angel McCoughtry, the Dream's leading scorer, was 2 of 14 from the field and had seven points.

The Sun pulled away with a 16-4 run in the first half. Hightower began the run with a 3-pointer, followed by two free throws. Rookie Alex Thomas ended it with a three-point play to give Connecticut a 31-20 lead with 6:38 left in the half.

The Sun never trailed again. Bone's putback gave them their biggest lead, 78-57 with over 5 minutes left.