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
Catchings led the team in scoring with 21
points, but was helped by Layshia Clarendon who contributed 12 points off the
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.