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Jonquel Jones puts on a show in Sun’s rout of the Liberty


Jonquel Jones had a historic night on Saturday, powering Connecticut to an 85-64 win over the New York Liberty.

Jones had a regular-season career-high 31 points on 75 percent shooting from the field. Jones also collected 13 rebounds for a double-double. Saturday marked Jones’ fifth-consecutive 20-point game for the Sun.

Brionna Jones put up 14 points and eight rebounds for Connecticut, while DeWanna Bonner added 13 points to the team’s tally.

The Sun quieted the Liberty’s offense, holding New York to its lowest point total of the season. Rebecca Allen led the Liberty with 14 points. No other New York player hit double-digits on Saturday.

With the win, Connecticut remained a perfect 5-0 at home. The Sun will look to extend that win streak when they host the Storm on June 13. The Liberty, losers of their last three, will face the Mercury on June 13.