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WNBA: NY Liberty defeat San Antonio Silver Star in Home-Opener

WNBA: NY Liberty defeat San Antonio Silver Star in Home-Opener

Tina Charles scoring over Stars Center Erika De Souza

In front of 8,000 plus fans, the NY Liberty won their third straight home opener.   Tina Charles led five  Liberty players in double figures with 12 points and 7 rebounds. “We want to become a championship contender or finish in the top two positions going against those great teams in this league,” Charles said. “We need to strive to do better, because when you play a team like that…that is not playing at their strength, that don’t have two keys players for them…your supposed to stomp them.”

Head coach Bill Laimbeer also was not happy with the team’s overall performance. “I hope this is the worst game we play all year long. It was awful.” An obviously upset Laimbeer said.  “We didn’t execute the things that we are supposed to.  We didn’t box out. We gave them way too many offensive rebounds. We missed free throws all over the place and our second unit had a chance to extend the game and didn’t do it.”

The Stars were playing without their starting backcourt of Kelsey Plum, the 2017 No.1 draft pick, and Moriah Jefferson, the 2016 No.2 overall pick. Plum sprained her ankle last week and Jefferson is suffering from right knee soreness.  Stars guard Monique Currie was aggressive on the offensive end, scoring 23 points, the most points she has scored in a regular season game as a San Antonio Star. Her career-high is 28 at Connecticut on June 8, 2008.  Isabelle Harrison scored a career-high 15 points and played a career-high 26:22 minutes.

 

 

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