Fourth year pro, Allison Hightower scored a career-high 23 points and helped the Connecticut Sun squeak by a 68-64 win against the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday. Tina Charles added her ninth double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Jia Perkins tied a game-high 23 points with Hightower to lead the Silver Stars. Perkins also had the ball in her hands in the closing seconds, but missed a 19-foot jump shot that would've sent the game into overtime.
"It felt like we were kind of pulling away in that fourth quarter," Perkins said. "We turned the ball over a few times. They got some easy layups, and that started their run. And I think every time we tried to get back in it, they made some big plays...they really stepped up at the end and pulled their team through."
Danielle Adams added 14 points in just nineteen minutes for the Silver Stars. Jayne Appel had a team-high 9 rebounds to go along with 5 points.
For the Sun, guard Kara Lawson had 14 points on 5-8 shooting and 6 assists in only her second game back. She was out for the early part of the season with a knee injury.
"Knowing how hard it is to win in this league, you never take it for granted," said the veteran. "No matter how you get it, it makes you feel good and you try to collect as many as possible. Just as losses can pile up, wins can pile up."
Connecticut look to ride this momentum to a win against Tulsa on Friday, July 18th at 8PM. The Silver Stars on the other hand will try and get back in the win column on Tuesday, July 16th against the Washington Mystics. The game is at 7PM. Both games can be seen on WNBA Live Access.