Tina Charles scored had 21 points and 13 rebounds, Renee Montgomery scored nine of her 18 points in a decisive third quarter, and the Connecticut Sun cruised to an 88-66 victory over the New York Liberty on Saturday night.
Kelsey Griffin scored 16 points and Allison Hightower added 13 to help the Sun (6-12) get their second straight win after a three-game losing streak.
Kara Braxton scored 18 points and Plenette Pierson and Cappie Pondexter each added 17 for New York (8-12).
Trailing 34-33 at halftime, the Sun outscored the Liberty 27-14 in the third quarter.
Charles hit a lane jumper to give Connecticut its first lead of the game at 35-34 and the Sun went to work from there, gradually increasing the lead throughout the period.
The Sun went used a 15-6 run to take a 58-46 lead, capped by Montgomery's long 3-pointer. She made two free throws with 4.3 seconds left in the period to make it 60-48 heading to the final quarter.
The Liberty sliced the lead to 68-62 in the fourth quarter, but then Charles hit two consecutive corner jumpers to push the lead back to 10 with 5:52 remaining.
Montgomery's fourth 3-pointer of the game from way behind the arc extended the lead to 77-64.
Pondexter shot just 1 for 7 from the field in the third quarter and finished 5 for 13.
The Liberty took advantage of a considerable size advantage to take a 21-16 lead after one period. Pierson had 11 of her points in the first quarter, as the Liberty converted on seven of their eight field goals inside 5 feet.
Griffin scored eight points in the second period, as Connecticut drew to within one point at halftime, and then wasted little time in the second half to take control.