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Fever down Sun after big fourth quater


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The Indiana Fever's 72-68 win over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday afternoon helped them get back to .500 and maintain their spot as second in the east.

The Fever have been on a role lately winning four of their last five, and have a 2-1 record since the return of All-Star Tamika Catchings from her back injury.

"Having her [Catchings] in crunch time is huge," said head coach Lin Dunn to a group of reporters after the game. "It gives the team a lot of confidence that no matter what the score is we can come back and win."

The Fever got off to a slow start in the first quarter scoring only nine points before finishing the half trailing 30-21.

The Fever continued to trail after the third quarter before dominating the fourth. The Fever scored 33 points on 60 percent shooting (12-20) and outscored the Sun 33-21 in the fourth quarter.

"Hopefully, we can build off this," Catchings told "One thing, I think, that we are, is an energy team. Right from the beginning of the game, we have to come in with that energy. It just makes the game easier for us."

Catchings led the team in scoring with 21 points, but was helped by Layshia Clarendon who contributed 12 points off the bench.

The Sun were lead by Indianapolis native and former Fever star Katie Douglas who finished with 17 points. Alex Bentley, another Indianapolis native and former Ben Davis star, also contributed nine points in the loss.


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