Liberty Fall to Aces 78-100, Kylee Shook Posts Career-Highs in Points and Rebounds

TEAM NOTABLES

In the second matchup of a four-game road trip, the New York Liberty (6-5) fell to the Las Vegas Aces (9-3), 100-78.

In a contest that saw six lead changes and three ties, New York finished with 18 team assists. The team also totaled 25 rebounds and 9 steals. New York led by as many as 11 in the first half.

The Liberty tallied 36 points in the paint and converted on 9 fast break points. New York finished on 47.5% (29-61) shooting from the field and 32.1% (9-28) from beyond the arc.

Up Next: On Thursday, June 17, the New York Liberty will run it back against the Aces in their second matchup versus Las Vegas in three days. Tip-off is 10 pm ET on CBS Sports Network.

 

PLAYER NOTABLES

Four Liberty players scored in double figures in tonight’s game (Jones, Laney, Shook, Whitcomb).

Jazmine Jones led all Liberty scorers with a season-high 17 points on 75.0% (6-8) from the field, 75.0% (3-4) from deep, 3 assists, and 2 steals.

Kylee Shook added a career-high 12 points on 45.5% (5-11) shooting from the field, tied a career-high two made threes, and a career-high 9 rebounds. Ten of her 12 points came in the first half, leading the Liberty through the first 20 minutes.

Betnijah Laney recorded 15 points on 58.3% (7-12) from the field and a team-high 6 assists.

Sami Whitcomb totaled 10 points on 75.0% (3-4) from the field, shot 100% (3-3) from free throw line, and grabbed 5 boards.

Kelsey Plum game scoring with a career-high 32 points on 68.8% (11-16) shooting, 50.0% (3-6) from three, and 100% (7-7) from the line.

Dearica Hamby tallied 16 points on 87.5% (7-8) shooting from the field to go along with 6 rebounds and 4 assists.