Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner each scored 16 points and the Connecticut Sun eased by the Seattle Storm 93-73 on Thursday night to snap a two-game losing streak.
Connecticut scored 24 of the opening 28 points behind a combined 8-of-8 shooting by Bonner and Thomas. The Sun tied a franchise record with 11 assists in the first quarter.
The Sun led 57-24 at the break for the largest halftime lead by any team this season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Four Connecticut players were in double figures, including Thomas with 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Bonner made all three of her 3-point attempts in the first half and Connecticut made 7 of 9.
The Sun finished 9 of 13 from 3-point range.
Tiffany Hayes, Rebecca Allen and Natisha Hiedeman had 14 points apiece for Connecticut (13-5), which played its first home game since June 27. Tyasha Harris added 11 points off the bench.
Jewell Loyd scored 22 points for Seattle (4-13), which has lost four straight and six of its last seven. Kia Nurse added 11 points.
Seattle went five-plus minutes without scoring during Connecticut’s 19-0 run in the first quarter.
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