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UNCASVILLE, Conn. – 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.