Shameka Christon scored eight straight points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 1 minute 47 seconds remaining, and the host New York Liberty closed with a 26-9 run to beat the first-place Connecticut Sun, 89-79, last night.

Christon finished with 14 points, Ann Wauters had a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds, and Becky Hammon added 20 points and eight assists for the Liberty, which had its highest scoring total of the season.

Lindsay Whalen scored a career-high 24 points, and Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Sun (12-3).

New York made 14 of 15 free throws over the last 1:42 to snap the Sun's four-game winning streak.

* COMETS 65, FEVER 63: Janeth Arcain scored the winning basket with 2.7 seconds remaining as visiting Houston won its sixth straight.

Arcain, who finished with 16 points, scored both of Houston's baskets in the final 36 seconds, both of them jumpers on assists from Sheryl Swoopes. Swoopes scored all 14 of her points in the second half for Houston (10-5). Tamika Catchings led Indiana (8-6) with 26 points, but her 22-foot shot at the buzzer bounced off the rim.

* STING 66, LYNX 58: Allison Feaster scored 19 points, including five three-pointers, to help Charlotte halt a three-game losing streak before only 4,071 home fans.