WHITE PLAINS, NY- Despite rallying both early and late in the game, New York came up short five points to the Los Angeles Sparks on its annual School Day. The matinee performance began with the Liberty outscoring the Sparks 19-16 in the first quarter. At the half, LA led 36-34. The Liberty fought hard and was up by five late in the game, which saw twelve total lead changes and nine ties.
Tina Charles hit another milestone with her 21-point performance, passing Vicki Johnson as the New York Liberty’s all-time leading scorer (3249). She also grabbed 14 rebounds in her second consecutive double-double on the home floor.
Despite the Liberty’s 6-0, 4thquarter run, Los Angeles rallied back from behind, snapping the Liberty’s lead with a 7-0 run of their own.
- Tina Charles scored 21 points and 14 rebounds. She is now the Liberty’s all-time leading scorer with 3249.
- New York’s second leading scorer was Reshanda Gray, with 12 points and 5 rebounds.
- All Liberty players who hit the floor scored at least four points.
- Brittany Boyd dished 6 assists for the second consecutive game to lead both teams.
- Liberty shot 39.7% from the field and 33.3% from three (5-15).
- New York and Los Angeles tied on the boards with 40 each.