The game is off to a fast pace. Betty Lennox scored the game’s first basket on a baseline drive at the 9:23 mark, giving the Storm a 2-0 lead. The basket was followed by a nice defensive play by Lauren Jackson, who rejected a shot by the Sun’s 7-foot-2 center Margo Dydek.
The Sun’s Nykesha Sales evened the game on a fadeaway bank shot to beat the shot clock, but the Storm continues to struggle from outside. Iziane Castro Marques scored on a strong drive through traffic, but it’s been as Connecticut since. Make that, all Katie Douglas. The Sun forward made four consecutive free throws and scored on a 17-foot baseline jumper before Storm coach Anne Donovan had seen enough and called her first timeout at the 5:25 mark.