BRADENTON, Fla. – The Connecticut Sun moved one game closer to clinching a playoff bid on Saturday in a 96-77 win against the Indiana Fever.
Kelsey Mitchell led Indiana with a team-high 16 points to go along with five assists and two rebounds. Saturday was the 11th game this season Mitchell led the Fever in the scoring column.
Rookie of the Year hopeful, Julie Allemand, continued to display her versatility ending the night was seven points, six rebounds and a game-high eight assists. Saturday was the fourth game during her rookie campaign with at least eight assists in a game. Allemand is still on pace to become the only rookie in WNBA history to average at least 8.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game in her first season.
Teaira McCowan came off the bench again to lead all reserves with 15 points, seven rebounds and a career-high three assists. It was McCowan’s 13th game this season scoring at least 10 points.
Tiffany Mitchell also came off the bench to add 12 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Connecticut never trailed on Saturday and finished with a season-low six turnovers. Sun forward DeWanna Bonner led all scorers with 26 points.
The Fever face the Las Vegas Aces for the final 10 p.m. tip of the regular season on Tuesday. Tuesday’s game will not be streamed on FeverBasketball.com, the Indiana Fever’s Facebook page or via the Fever app. Fans can watch on ESPN 2.