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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 20 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, and the Connecticut Sun held off the Washington Mystics for an 86-81 win on Friday night.
It was Jones’ sixth straight double-double for the Sun (6-1). She had 26 points and eight rebounds in the season opener.
Jasmine Thomas added a season-high 19 points, DeWanna Bonner had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Brionna Jones scored 12 for Connecticut.
The Sun had their largest lead at 62-50, but the Mystics (2-4) scored the last 13 points of the quarter to take a 63-62 advantage into the fourth.
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Bonner’s layup 13 seconds into the final period put the Sun back in front for good. The Mystics closed within three in the final minute but never had a possession with a chance to tie.
Tina Charles scored 29 points and Ariel Atkins added 20 for Washington.
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