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Charles lead Sun over Liberty in home opener

By Pat Eaton-robb

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, May 20 2012 5:20 p.m. MDT

New York Liberty's Plenette Pierson (33) is pressured by Connecticut Sun's Asjha Jones, behind, and Allison Hightower (23) during the first half of WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., Sunday, May 20, 2012.

Jessica Hill, Associated Press

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Tina Charles scored 18 of her 25 points in the second half and the Connecticut Sun overcame an early double-digit deficit to beat New York 92-77 on Sunday, opening the season with back-to-back wins against the Liberty.

Charles, who shot 11 for 15 from the floor, also had 11 rebounds.

Asjha Jones added 20 points and eight boards for Connecticut, which beat the Liberty in New York on Saturday to open the season. Renee Montgomery had 15 points and six assists.

Cappie Pondexter scored 18 points for New York and Plenette Pierson added 16.

Connecticut, 15-2 at home last season, hasn't lost to New York at Mohegan Sun Arena since the 2008 playoffs.

Charles has now scored in double figures in 14 consecutive games.

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