Suns Jonquel Jones, Brionna Jones combine for 53 points

Jonquel Jones scored 21 of her career-high 31 points in the first half, and Connecticut beat the Washington Mystics 85-75 Tuesday night for the Sun’s ninth straight win.

It is the longest winning streak for Connecticut (21-6) since a 12-game game in 2006.

Jones, who set a career high for points in a half, also took 13 rebounds to extend his league lead to double-double. Brionna Jones added 22 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut. Jonquel Jones was 12 out of 17 from the field, Brionna Jones went 10 for 14 and the Sun shot 49.3%.

Washington was missing Elena Delle Donne (back) and Tina Charles (left gluteal).

Connecticut outscored Washington 38-20, including a 16-3 edge at the offensive end. The Sun also had a 46-24 advantage for points in the paint and 19-0 for points in the second chance.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 17 points for Washington (10-16), which has lost all three games to the Sun this season. Myisha Hines-Allen and Ariel Atkins each added 16 points and Natasha Cloud had 12 assists.


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