Lynx get rare win, top Whalen, Sun

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Seimone Augustus scored six of her 28 points in overtime to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 77-73 Wednesday night.

Nicole Ohlde added 18 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota (2-9) which won for just the third time in 21 games dating to last season.

Lindsey Harding had 11 points and five assists for the Lynx. The rookie’s layup with 2:06 left in overtime put Minnesota ahead for good at 73-71.

The Lynx ended a four-game losing skid to the Sun, winning for the first time since July 22, 2004, in Connecticut. Minnesota also won at home for the first time this season.


Asjha Jones had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun. Connecticut (4-4), which went 26-8 each of the past two seasons, lost its second straight.

The loss spoiled the homecoming of Sun guard Lindsay Whalen, a former star at the University of Minnesota. Whalen finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Whalen made two free throws with 1:30 left in overtime to bring the Sun within 75-73, but Augustus hit two free throws with 18.1 seconds remaining.

Svetlana Abrosimova’s two free throws with 2:16 left in the fourth quarter put the Lynx up 67-65. The Sun’s Katie Douglas then made a layup with 14.9 seconds remaining to tie it at 67.

Harding missed a jumper at the regulation buzzer that would have won it for Minnesota.

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