Sun Top Liberty, 94-79

WHITE PLAINS, NY– (August 4, 2019) – The New York Liberty met the Connecticut Sun for the second time in the 2019 regular season today for a game at Westchester County Center. The Liberty fell to the Sun, 94-79

Tina Charles led all Liberty scorers with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists in her fifth double-double of the season. Charles scored14 first-half points on 60% (6-10) shooting from the field.

A slow start for the Liberty and hot shooting for the Sun in the first quarter gave Connecticut a lead by as much as 16 points. The Liberty ended the first quarter down 13. Courtney Williams started the game scoring six of Connecticut’s 11 points in the opening five minutes and went on to score a season-high 28 points.

The second quarter opened with the teams trading baskets. The Liberty cut the Sun lead to eight, but Connecticut continued to score. Despite New York cutting into Connecticut’s lead, the team went into the locker room at half down 13 points.

New York opened the third quarter with a 12-6 run that chipped away at the Sun lead, getting to within nine points with 6 minutes remaining in the third quarter. Connecticut extended its lead once again to 18 with less than three minutes in the third quarter.

Going into the fourth quarter, New York was down 16. Connecticut stretched its lead to 20 points with 9 minutes remaining in the final quarter of the game. A quick run by New York got the team within 13 points with less than seven minutes in the game but it wasn’t enough to secure the win.

UP NEXT: The Liberty will be back in action on August 7 in Chicago when they face the Sky at 8 p.m. ET.

LIBERTY NOTES:

  • New York shot 43.7% from the field and 18.2% from beyond the arc.
  • Amanda Zauhi B added 16 points, five rebounds and five assists.
  • Kia Nurse also scored double figures with 11 points. Nurse has scored in double figures in 17 of the team’s 21 games.
  • Bria Hartley added nine points, three rebounds and two assists off of the bench. Reshanda Gray contributed eight points and six rebounds.
  • Asia Durr started for the first time since she’s come back from her minor groin strain.
  • New York’s bench scored 29 points.​