Sylvia Fowles had 10 points, Diana Taurasi scored 9 and the U.S. national team gradually built its lead to 49-28 over the WNBA All-Stars by halftime of the "Stars at the Sun" event here at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Maya Moore drew some of the heaviest applause during pre-game introductions and her entrance into the game late in the first quarter generated a noticeable buzz in the arena. But she missed both shots she took and has zero points.
Michelle Snow had eight points for the WNBA All-Stars.
Piror to the game, Sun guard Renee Montgomery won the skills competition, finishing a timed obstacle course that includes passing stations, a 3-point shot and a dribbling component in 25 seconds. Former Sun star and Indiana Fever guard Katie Douglas won the 3-point contest, registering 24 points (of a possible 30) in the first round and 23 in the finals.