Sun Outlast Mystics 94-91, Carrington Nets 22 with 10 in Overtime

DiJonai Carrington (Connecticut Sun/WNBA)

The Connecticut Sun secured a thrilling 94-91 overtime victory against the Washington Mystics on Thursday night, thanks to DiJonai Carrington’s clutch performance.

Carrington scored 10 of her 22 points in overtime, including two crucial 3-pointers and a steal that led to a fast-break layup. Her heroics helped the Sun overcome a strong effort from the Mystics, who were plagued by 23 turnovers.

DiJonai Carrington WNBA (Connecticut Sun)

DeWanna Bonner led the Sun with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyasha Harris added 23 points and four steals. Myisha Hines-Allen and Stefanie Dolson kept the Mystics competitive with 21 and 18 points, respectively. However, Washington’s lack of depth due to injuries and absences eventually proved costly.

The game was intense from start to finish, with Harris tying the score at 82-80 with a 3-pointer in the final minute of regulation. Carrington’s drive and layup with 24.3 seconds left sent the game to overtime, where she took over. Her 3-pointer with 2:43 left gave the Sun a 4-point lead, and she sealed the win with two free throws in the final seconds.

The Sun’s victory was a testament to their resilience and teamwork, while the Mystics’ defeat highlighted their struggles with depth and consistency.

Despite the loss, Washington showed promise, and their young players gained valuable experience. The Sun, now 14-3, continue to dominate the league, while the Mystics (4-14) look to regroup and rebuild.