Tamika Catchings scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, helping the Indiana Fever rally in the second half for a 62-58 win over the Washington Mystics last night in Indianapolis.

Natalie Williams scored 14 points, and Kelly Miller had 13 for Indiana.

Catchings and Williams scored seven points each as the Fever went on an 18-4 run in a 6-minute 41-second span of the second half and built a 51-41 lead with 11:02 remaining.

Temeka Johnson scored 15 points, and DeLisha Milton-Jones added 12 for Washington, which closed to one point with a late 14-4 run.

Chasity Melvin's baseline drive cut the deficit to 59-58 with 22 seconds remaining, but Catchings made 1 of 2 free throws with 15 seconds to play.

After Johnson missed a hook shot in the lane, Jurgita Streimikyte rebounded, was fouled with 0.4 of a second to play, and sank both free throws.

Alana Beard, who scored a career-high 27 points in Washington's home win over San Antonio on Thursday, scored 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting. After a fast start, she scored just two points over the final 32 minutes.

Indiana, second in the Eastern Conference at 14-8, moved three games ahead of third-place Washington (12-12).

* MONARCHS 79, SPARKS 59: Yolanda Griffith scored 17 points to pace host Sacramento to its third straight victory.

Ticha Penicheiro scored a fast-break layup to go over 1,500 career points for Sacramento (16-7) with 12:57 remaining.

Rebekkah Brunson scored a career-high 15 points and had eight rebounds for the Monarchs, who have beaten Los Angeles by 28 and 20 points this year at home.

* STORM 79, STING 68: In Seattle, Janell Burse scored 27 points, and Lauren Jackson had 10 of her 21 down the stretch for the Storm.

Sue Bird had 17 points and seven assists as Seattle (13-10) extended its winning streak to five games. Jia Perkins scored 21 points for Charlotte, which is 0-11 on the road and 3-20 overall.

* MERCURY 69, LYNX 65: Penny Taylor scored 20 points and Diana Taurasi added 17 to lead visiting Phoenix.

Maria Stepanova also had 14 points for the Mercury, which won its third straight and seventh in eight games.

Svetlana Abrosimova led the Lynx with 20 points and Amber Jacobs had 10 for Minnesota, which has lost three straight.