Ogwumike leads Sun past Dream, 85-76

6/1/2014 - WNBA Connecticut Sun Atlanta Atl + more

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.