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Charles takes another step up all-time scoring list



Tina Charles scored 27 points, becoming the fourth player in WNBA history to top 7,000 in a career, and the Seattle Storm beat the visiting Atlanta Dream, 82-72, on Sunday.

Charles sank 9 of 13 shots and grabbed 15 rebounds for her second straight double-double. Charles, with 7,013 points, trails only Diana Taurasi (9,651, active), Tina Thompson (7,488) and Tamika Catchings (7,380) on the alltime list.

Charles had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the first half to help Seattle (18-10) take a 41-34 lead at intermissi­on.

League scoring leader Brianna Stewart scored 11 of her 23 points in the third quarter and Epiphanny Prince buried a three-pointer in the final minute as Seattle took a 63-53 lead into the final period and stayed in front.

Rhyne Howard led Atlanta (12-16) with 23 points.

SUN 86, LYNX 79: Natisha Hiedeman had 19 points, Brionna Jones scored 18 and Alyssa Thomas added a double-double to power Connecticu­t past Minnesota in Minneapoli­s.

Hiedeman hit five three-pointers and had five assists for the Sun (19-9), which has won three in a row. Thomas had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Aerial Powers topped the Lynx (10-19) with 17 points.

WINGS 96, FEVER 86: In Indianapol­is, Arike Ogunbowale scored 16 of her 22 points in the second half, and Dallas handed Indiana a club-record 12th straight loss.

Teaira Mccowan finished with 17 points for the Wings (12-15), while Allisha Gray scored 16 points and had three steals.

Kelsey Mitchell led Indiana (5-25) with 34 points.

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