The Sun looked absolutely great at times in building a 42-33 lead over Chicago at halftime here at Mohegan Sun Arena. But the Sky, who traded one of their best players (Candice Dupree) during the offseason, looked good themselves -- but really only when Sylvia Fowles touched the ball in the halfcourt.
Otherwise, the Sun have been otherwise dominant, starting with Tina Charles, who has 15 points and nine boards (already) and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota, who has 10 points. Fowles, meanwhile, has 14 points and six rebounds, and when she's gotten the ball in the blocks, Charles and anyone else has been otherwise helpless in stopping here. Still, she alone can't keep the Sun off the boards (24-15 advantage).
Kelsey Griffin also played well, compiling four points and three rebounds and mixing in a nice up-and-under move for a lay-up and foul on Cathrine Kraayeveld. Yet, in a rookie mistake, she went back to the same exact move on the next possession -- and came up with nothing.
The highlight of the half came at the end the first quarter when Kara Lawson knocked down a shot from halfcourt at the buzzer, hitting all net.