Once again, the Sun dug themselves in early hole and were forced to play catch up throughout the half. The bench played a key role in mounting a charge in the second frame though, as Kristen Rasmussen, Jamie Carey, Le'Coe Willingham, Evanthia Maltsi and Kamesha Hairston started the quarter and closed it to within 26-22.
Asjha Jones took over from there, scoring nine of her 13 first-half points in the period, but the Sun could only get as close as three points at 37-34. Katie Douglas (two points) had a chance at a key three-pointer late in the period but missed.
Candace Dupree, as expected, has been a game-changer so far, scoring 13 points. She laid a huge block on Lindsay Whalen with roughly two minutes left in the second uarter but was called for a foul on the play. Incensed, Chicago coach Bo Overton drew a quick technical foul from the refs.