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Connecticut center Tina Charles scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Sun defeated the shorthanded Indiana Fever 73-61 on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Charles also had three blocks and three assists as the Sun improved to 2-3 this season.

The defending league champion Fever, who had only eight players see action, dropped to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in home games.

Shavonte Zellous paced Indiana with 14 points. Tamika Catchings added 11, and Erlana Larkins scored 10. No other player reached double figures.

The Fever struggled from the field, hitting just 23 of 67 shots (34.3 percent). That included a 4-for-14 performance (28.6 percent) from 3-point range.

The Sun, meanwhile, were 32 of 63 from the field (50.8 percent) and enjoyed a 40-30 rebounding advantage.

Kara Lawson scored 12 points for Connecticut, while Kalana Greene added 10.

Katie Douglas and Erin Thorn were in uniform for the Fever but did not play.

Indians will visit Washington at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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