NEW YORK, NY – September 14, 2018 – A loss to Indiana on August 4 curtailed a postseason bid for the New York Liberty. Yet, Rebecca Allen seemed sanguine about the regular season stringing together performances that upstaged her earlier part of the year.
The 6’2 guard saw many of her minutes outlined in the forward position and upped her point total from a season ago. Allen put up 3.8 points per game, 107 total points-the most since 2016 and second-highest of her four-year professional career. She pulled down 1.7 rebounds per game, dished 0.3 dimes a contest and corralled 0.3 steals per game. Moreover, the stretch four raised for 0.3 rejections in each meeting this season.
Allen averaged almost 11 minutes as a reserve but added almost 20 minutes in each of the final six games of the year. During the span, she registered 9.5 points per contest which included a trio of double-digit performances.
“It’s good to have some extended minutes,” Allen expressed following New York’s matchup with Indiana on August 4. “We just need our team to stay together and play for the full 40 minutes each individually. It’s good to know the team has your back and everyone is still supporting each other.”
Allen netted a season-high 16 points against Atlanta on August 12 on 41.6-percent shooting while collecting a season-best four rebounds. She scored 13 points against Los Angeles (8/8) on 71.4-percent shooting and logged 15 points against Phoenix (8/19) on 62.5-percent shooting in the regular-season finale.
This season, Allen made the most appearances to the line ever in her career. She shot 50.0-percent or better at the charity stripe in nine games this season.
On the defensive end, she grabbed a season-best four boards on three separate occasions [vs. Atlanta (8/12), vs. Los Angeles (8/8) and vs. Washington (7/21)]. Allen challenged a pair of shot attempts by Dallas on May 29 and Indiana on August 4.