Sunday, May 30, 2010

Jones returns, but Sun fall

Asjha Jones suited up for the Sun for the first time this season since undergoing surgery on her Achilles' tendon in February, but Connecticut (3-2) fell at Washington, 69-65. Here's the box score.

Jones, playing for the first time since Aug. 14, 2009, finished with three points and three rebounds in a shade under 12 minutes. Tina Charles had 13 points and nine rebounds and Kelsey Griffin and Renee Montgomery each added 10 points, but Connecticut committed 21 turnovers and shot under 39 percent from the field.

Sun coach Mike Thibault said he planned to bring Jones along slowly when she did return. Her presence was certainly welcome with Kerri Gardin (concussion) missing Sunday's game and Sandrine Gruda not slated to arrive in the U.S. until Thursday night. Jones has said throughout the early part of the season one of her biggest hurdles was simply returning to playing shape.