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Sun cruise past Liberty

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Tina Charles scored 21 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the Connecticut Sun cruised to an 88-66 victory over the New York Liberty on Saturday night.

Renee Montgomery scored eight of her 18 points in a decisive third quarter for the Sun, who have won two in a row since a three-game skid. Kelsey Griffin and Allison Hightower added 16 and 13 points, respectively.

Connecticut, which trailed 34-33 at the half, outscored New York by a 27-14 margin in the third period.

Kara Braxton ended with 18 points for the Liberty, who received 17 points apiece from Plenette Pierson and Cappie Pondexter.

08/03 20:24:56 ET