Fever down Sun after big fourth quater

 

The Indiana Fever's 72-68 win

over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday

afternoon helped them get back to .500 and maintain their spot as second in the east.

The Fever have been on a role lately winning

four of their last five, and have a 2-1 record since the return of All-Star Tamika Catchings

from her back injury.

"Having her [Catchings] in crunch time is

huge," said head coach Lin Dunn to a group of reporters after the game. "It

gives the team a lot of confidence that no matter what the score is we can come

back and win."

The Fever got off to a slow start in the first

quarter scoring only nine points before finishing the half trailing 30-21.

The Fever continued to trail after the third

quarter before dominating the fourth. The Fever scored 33 points on 60

percent shooting (12-20) and outscored the Sun 33-21 in the fourth quarter.

"Hopefully, we can build off this," Catchings told Fever.com. "One

thing, I think, that we are, is an energy team. Right from the beginning of

the game, we have to come in with that energy. It just makes the game easier

for us."

Catchings led the team in scoring with 21

points, but was helped by Layshia Clarendon who contributed 12 points off the

bench.

The Sun were lead by

Indianapolis native and former Fever star Katie Douglas who finished with 17

points. Alex Bentley, another Indianapolis native and former Ben Davis star,

also contributed nine points in the loss.

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