Walker Leads Sun To Preseason Win In Minnesota

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Tan White scored 12 points and free agent forward Ashley Walker scored 10 points with 11 rebounds Tuesday to help the Connecticut Sun to an 88-80 win over Minnesota in the Sun’s WNBA preseason finale.

  Walker, a 6-1 forward, is trying to win one of the two jobs still remaining on the Sun’s 11-player roster after being the last cut of Seattle, San Antonio and Washington in the last three seasons. She also led the Sun with 12 points in Saturday’s loss in New York.


  Allison Hightower added 10 points for the Sun (2-1) who open the 2013 season Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena against the New York Liberty.


  Seimone Augustus led the Lynx with 15 points. Lindsay Whalen (14) and Maya Moore (13), the former UConn national player of the year, were right behind.


   Sun coach Anne Donovan must now cut her roster from 13 to 11 before Saturday. The other candidates did not fare as well as Walker on Tuesday.


   Latoya Williams, a 6-4 forward with no Division I experience, had just three points and one rebound.


   Guards Natasha Lacy (three points, three rebounds) and Johannah Leedham (six points) played almost identical minutes,

   The Sun kept 2012 MVP Tina Charles out of the game. And Kelly Faris, their first-round pick out of UConn, scored six first-half points on two three pointers in4:38, all in the first half

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