SEATTLE – Chiney Ogwumike started slow, but Alex Bentley more than made up for it.
Bentley scored 22 points, and rookie standout Ogwumike eventually finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 86-63 on Tuesday.
Connecticut (10-13) snapped a three-game losing streak. The Sun had lost seven of their previous eight.
Bentley scored 16 of her points during the first half. Ogwumike, who had just four points at halftime, got into double figures for the 20th time in her first 21 games. The double-double was her eighth. Kelsey Bone chipped in 16 points off the bench.
Camille Little pumped in 14 points for the Storm (9-15), who have lost three of their past four, and were kept below 70 points for the 14th time in 24 games. Crystal Langhorne had 11 points and Sue Bird 10 for Seattle.
The Sun limited the Storm to just eight points in the second quarter on the way to a 39-30 halftime lead. Seattle got as close as seven midway through the third at 44-37.
But Connecticut ran off the next six points to make it 50-37 and kept the margin in double digits the rest of the afternoon.