Comets 68, Sun 57

-- Tina Thompson proved to be an easy target for her teammates on Tuesday night.

The veteran forward had 17 points and eight rebounds in the Houston Comets' 68-57 victory over the Connecticut Sun.

"No one can stop Tina and we gave her the ball in the right spots," guard Felicia Ragland said.

The Sun also had trouble containing Sheryl Swoopes, who also had 17 points, including eight in a 16-2 second-half run. Michelle Snow, the Comets' 6-foot-5 center, clogged the lane defensively for Houston (2-2) and her broad wingspan made it tough for any Connecticut player trying to drive the lane.

Snow finished with 11 points and eight rebounds and was 15 of 17 from the free throw line.

"It turned out to be a game of runs and we were able to build a big enough lead to be able to hold off a run and come back with one of our own," Houston Coach Van Chancellor said.

Katie Douglas led the Sun (0-2) with 21 points, going 6 of 8 from three-point range. Nykesha Sales and Asjha Jones each added 14 points for Connecticut.

The Sun rushed shots and struggled offensively for the second straight game, shooting 34 percent (22 of 64).

"We're just missing shots," Sun Coach Mike Thibault said.