WNBA

LIBERTY DOWN SUN IN FINAL PRE-SEASON TUNE UP

LIBERTY DOWN SUN IN FINAL PRE-SEASON TUNE UP

The new look NY Liberty defeated the Connecticut Sun in what turned out to be the longest pre-season game in WNBA history.  The game played at Madison Square Garden in front of 19,000 plus screaming fans on the franchise’s fifth annual School Day game,  took 3 overtimes and almost 3 hours to complete with the Liberty  winning by 5, 89-84.  Cappie Pondexter, who flirted with a triple double, led the way for the Liberty.  Pondexter finished with 14 points, 11 boards, 8 assists and 3 steals. “It was great,”  she said after the game. “It was a great atmosphere, my teammates are awesome,” she added.  “It was a great experience overall.”

Lynne G/WSENetwork.com

photo by Lynne G (WSENetwork.com)

Former UConn standout Kalana Greene played well, scoring 14 points off the NY bench and 9 added boards. Janel McCarville was solid with 13 points and 10 rebounds and new Liberty center Taj McWilliams-Franklin contributed 9 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.

photo by Lynne G (WSENetwork.com)

photo by Lynne G (WSENetwork.com)

For the Sun, Tina Charles had double-douple with a game high 22 points, to go along with 13 rebounds.  Forward  DeMya Walker matched her teammate with 13 boards.  Overall the offensive output for either  wasn’t there as you might expect in pre-season games.  NY shot 35 of 91 from the field (39%), Connecticut was even worse, 31 of 100 (31%).

photo by LynneG/WSENetwork.com

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

WNBA
@WSENetwork

Denise J. Saul is the Founder/President of WSEN-Women's Sports & Entertainment Network.

More in WNBA

WNBA Draft 2020: NY Liberty Select Sabrina Ionescu With First Overall Pick

Denise J. SaulApril 18, 2020

The Washington Mystic Win First WNBA Championship

Denise J. SaulOctober 11, 2019

WNBA Legend Teresa Weatherspoon Inducted Into The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Denise J. SaulSeptember 5, 2019

WNBA Legend Teresa Weatherspoon To Be Inducted Into The Basketball Hall of Fame

Denise J. SaulApril 7, 2019

Rebekkah Brunson has officially become the WNBA’s all-time leading rebounder

Denise J. SaulJuly 6, 2018

WNBA Invites Fans to “Take A Seat, Take A Stand” for Women and Girls During 2018 Season

Denise J. SaulMay 17, 2018