New York Liberty Fall to Sky in Chicago, 83-99

CHICAGO – The New York Liberty began a two-game road trip in Chicago on Friday night against the Sky at Wintrust Arena. The Liberty fell to the Sky, 83-99.

In the first half, Kia Nurse led all Liberty scorers with 13 points on 4-9 (44.4%) shooting from the field. For Chicago, Jantel Lavender scored 15 first-half points on 7-11 (63.6%) from the field, leading all scorers.

The Liberty shot 31.6% from the field and 33.3% from three. The Sky shot 58.6 from the field and 40% from the three-point line.

New York went into the locker room down one point at the half.

The second half began with the teams trading baskets, but the Sky pulled away shooting 50% from the field in the third quarter. Chicago led by as much as 26 points in the third quarter.

In the end, the Liberty could not recover from their second quarter performance and fell to the Sky, 83-99 on the road.

 UP NEXT: New York will be back in action when the team travels to Seattle to face the Storm at Alaska Airlines Arena on Sunday, July 14.


WNBA All-Star starter Kia Nurse led the Liberty with 18 points on 46.2% shooting from the field and 50% (1-2) from the three-point line. She has scored double figures in the last 4-5 games for New York.

Tina Charles scored 13 points in 23 minutes, shooting 38.5% from the field.

Marine Johannès made her WNBA debut in Chicago scoring ten points on 57.1% (4-7) shooting from the field and 50% (2-4) from the three-point line.

Amanda Zahui B and Bria Hartley played in their first game back from overseas as starters for the Liberty. Zahui scored five points and grabbed four rebounds while Hartley scored 13 points and dished five assists.

Rebecca Allen played nearly 12 minutes and scored six points on 50% (3-6) shooting from the field. This was her first game back since June 9 after suffering a metetacarpal fracture in her hand.

The Liberty shot 40% from the field and 35.7% from the three-point line.