On Monday, the New York Liberty (13-20) fell to the Dallas Wings (17-16), 86-77, in the second game of their 2022 three-game season series.
At College Park Center, the Liberty finished on 43.5% (27-62) shooting from the field, 36.7% (11-30) from three, and 100% (12-12) at the free throw line.
This contest was the first of a two-game set the Liberty have against Dallas this week as well as New York’s first and only Monday game of the season.
Up Next: The New York Liberty will continue their playoff push with another matchup against the Dallas Wings on Wednesday, August 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
Q1: Dallas went on a 20-8 run from the 8:40 mark of the first to the 2:39 mark of the quarter.
Q2: New York went on a 7-0 run from the 9:44 mark of the second to the 8:25 mark of the quarter.
Q3: New York went on a 15-3 run from the 8:03 mark of the third to the 4:38 mark of the quarter.
Q4: Dallas went on an 14-0 run from the 5:31 mark of the fourth to the 1:30 mark of the quarter.
Two Liberty players scored in double figures in tonight’s game (Ionescu, Johannès).
With her second assist at the 0:23.8 mark of the first quarter, Sabrina Ionescu broke the Liberty franchise single-season assist record of 205, eclipsing Liberty Ring of Honor Member Teresa Weatherspoon’s record set in 1999.
At the 5:45 mark of the fourth quarter, Ionescu recorded her 1,000th career point. She is not only the fastest Liberty draftee to reach 1,000 points with the franchise at 66 games, but also the second-youngest player in franchise history to reach this milestone at 24 years and 245 days old.
On the night, Ionescu totaled a season-high 32 points, including 18 third-quarter points, a team-high seven rebounds, and a team-high four assists. She also went a perfect 100% (12-12) from the charity stripe, setting career highs in free throw attempts and makes in the contest.
Highlighted by her 13-point second quarter, Marine Johannès finished with 19 points on 63.6% (7-11) shooting from the floor, including 62.5% (5-8) from deep, and three rebounds. Her five makes from beyond the three-point arc tied a career high.
For Dallas, Marina Mabrey finished with a career-high 31 points on 61.1% (11-18) shooting from the floor and four rebounds, while Teaira McCowan added 16 points and a game-high nine rebounds.