NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Behind a heroic effort from Grand Bahama native Jonquel Jones, the Connecticut Sun knocked off the Washington Mystics in game two of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Finals on Tuesday night, tying the series at 1-1.
Jones scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, including nine on the offensive end, and the Sun took advantage of center Ellen Delle Donne’s early injury exit to beat the Mystics 99-87.
Jones was much more aggressive on offense in game two, after taking just eight shots in the series opener, which Connecticut lost 95-86.
“I was disappointed in Game 1,” said Jones, who had the most points in the finals since 2011 when Angel McCoughtry had 38 and Seimone Augustus 36. “Disappointed with my lack of getting offensive boards, I had to make a change.”
Jones passed her Game 1 scoring total of 12 points when she hit a layup 4:25 left in the first half to reach 14. She had 18 points and 10 rebounds by halftime.
The Sun and the Mystics play the third game of their best-of-five series on Sunday. Tip off is set for 3:30 p.m.