UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen made seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Atlanta Dream 86-76 on Friday night to extend their franchise-record, regular-season home winning streak to 13 games.
Jonquel Jones added 18 points and eight rebounds for Connecticut (9-1). The Sun have won seven straight overall.
Stricklen made three 3-pointers in the first half to help Connecticut build a 39-25 lead. The Dream (2-6) shot just 26.5% in the first half, including 2 of 11 from 3-point range. Connecticut started the second half on an 11-3 run for a 50-28 lead and finished the quarter with 26 points.
Atlanta pulled to 75-70 late in the fourth, but Stricklen answered with her sixth 3-pointer and Jones made a hook shot on the Sun’s next possession.
Jasmine Thomas added 13 points with nine assists for Connecticut, which made 12 of 23 3-pointers. Stricklen hit 7 of 11 from distance, one shy of tying her career high for makes.