Atlanta Dream's Debut Pinched by 33 Points

NCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Tamika Whitmore had 22 points and 10
rebounds to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 100-67 victory over the
expansion Atlanta Dream Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Asjha Jones added 18 points, Barbara Turner 15 and Lindsay
Whalen 11 for the Sun, who scored 100 points in regulation for the
second time in franchise history
Betty Lennox led Atlanta with 17 points, Stacey Lovelace had 11
and Katie Feenstra 10.
The Sun led 51-34 at halftime and didn't let the Dream get
closer than 14 points in the second half.
Atlanta led 17-12 before Connecticut used a 26-6 run to take
over early in the game.
The Sun added nine new players in the offseason, following their
first-round playoff exit last season. Whitmore made her debut with
the Sun after being traded from Indiana in the offseason for
All-Star Katie Douglas.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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