Charles' double-double leads Sun past Fever, 70-64 - NBC Sports

Charles' double-double leads Sun past Fever, 70-64
Connecticut Sun's Tina Charles, left, goes up for a shot while guarded by Indiana Fever's Erlana Larkins during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
August 1, 2013, 9:52 pm

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Tina Charles had 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Connecticut Sun rallied from 16 points down and then held on to beat the Indiana Fever 70-64 on Thursday night.

Allison Hightower and Mistie Bass each scored 12 points and Tan White added 10 for last-place Connecticut (5-12).

Shavonte Zellous had 20 points and Jessica Breland added 17 points and seven rebounds for Indiana (8-10).

The Fever had only eight players in uniform, with All-Star Tamika Catchings (personal reasons) among those missing.

Trailing 52-36 with 1:35 left in the third quarter, the Sun used an 18-2 run to tie the score.

Bass' hook shot with 50.6 seconds left gave Connecticut a 63-62 lead. The Sun made seven free throws in the final 38.1 seconds, including two each by Hightower and White after Breland made two to pull the Fever to 66-64 with about 20 seconds to go.

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