This time, Nicole Ohlde got the best of Lindsay Whalen.

Ohlde had career highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the visiting Connecticut Sun, 66-63, yesterday.

Katie Smith added 15 points and made a couple of crucial free throws in the final minute to help the Lynx spoil the homecoming of Whalen, the former University of Minnesota star who led the Golden Gophers to the Final Four last season.

The last time she played in Minneapolis, Whalen led the Gophers to a win over Ohlde's Kansas State Wildcats in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

"That stuff's all in the past," Ohlde said when asked if the college rivalry carried into the pros.

Whalen, still a hero in her home state, led the Sun with a career-high 18 points and got a rousing ovation during introductions. A Lynx-record crowd of 16,227 cheered every time Whalen scored -- she finished 6 for 12.

* FEVER 70, COMETS 62: Kelly Miller scored 18 points and Stephanie White had 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for Indiana at home.

Tamika Catchings had 13 points for the Fever, which had lost their six previous games in the series.