Liberty Down Fever In Front of Record Breaking Crowd at Barclays Center, 91-80

POINTS Stewart (24) Clark (22)
REBOUNDS Jones (12) Smith (8)
ASSISTS Ionescu, Jones, Vandersloot (5) Clark (8)


On Saturday, the New York Liberty (3-0) defeated the Indiana Fever (0-3), 91-80, in their 2024 home opener in front of a sellout crowd of 17,735 fans: setting a new all-time regular season attendance record for the team

New York’s win extends an eight-game winning streak against the Fever, the longest win streak against Indiana in Liberty franchise history.

The Liberty set a new franchise record for most three-pointers made in the first quarter of the team’s home opener and tied a franchise record for most threes in the first quarter of a game. New York also tied the franchise record for three-pointers in a single half with 12.

New York scored 33 points in the first quarter after putting up 35 in the final quarter on Wednesday. That marked the third time in Liberty history that the team scored 30+ points in consecutive quarters against the same team.

The Liberty became the first team in WNBA history to have all five starters make multiple three-pointers, and also tied the franchise record for most players with multiple threes made in a single game.

For the second consecutive game, the Liberty outscored Indiana by more than 10 fast-break points, winning the fast-break points battle by a margin of 28-2.

Up Next: The New York Liberty will face the Seattle Storm on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. ET at the Barclays Center.



Q1: New York went on a 20-7 run from the 5:40 mark of the first to the 1:08 mark of the first quarter.

Q2: New York went on a 11-2 run from the 8:02 mark of the second to the 5:27 mark of the second quarter.

Q3: Indiana went on a 15-4 run from the 4:46 mark of the third to the 9:36 mark of the fourth quarter.

Q4: New York went on an 13-5 run from the 8:57 mark of the fourth to the 5:05 mark of the final quarter.



Breanna Stewart led the Liberty with 24 points on 7-14 shooting from the field to go along with five rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Stewart shot a perfect 8-8 from the free-throw line in the win.

Betnijah Laney-Hamilton had a team-high +21 plus-minus after setting a franchise record for plus-minus in her most recent outing. Laney-Hamilton’s +64 over the last two games is the fourth-highest plus-minus over a two-game span in the WNBA since at least 2015, per Elias Sports Bureau.

Jonquel Jones posted a double-double for the second consecutive game with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Jones also tied her Liberty career-high with five assists and shot 5-6 from the field while making both of her two three-point attempts against Indiana.

Sabrina Ionescu scored 12 points and extended her streak to 28 consecutive regular season games with a made three-pointer after knocking down four threes in the first half, the second-highest three-point outing in a single half of her career.

Nyara Sabally paced the bench unit with seven points, two steals, and two blocks. Sabally’s four combined stocks (steals plus blocks) set a new career high.

Leonie Fiebich made the first three-pointer of her WNBA career as the rookie set a new career high with five points off the Liberty bench.