Make sure to refresh this page as Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter returns home to Chicago to take on a Sky team now led by Sylvia Fowles. Fowles helped Chicago snap a four-game losing streak on Sunday July 1st in the team’s 71-69 victory over the Atlanta Dream. Injured for the sky is Brooklyn native Epiphanny Prince who has a broken foot.
Helping to lead the Liberty in their 77-59 victory over the Seattle Storm on June 30th was Essence Carson, who continues to show the WNBA a great mix of being able to score at any moment and the ability to dissect another teams defense. Carson, who finished that game with 22 points and a willingness to attack the basket at any second.
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Slated to make her WNBA regular season debut for the Liberty is Katelan Redmon, who appeared for the team in a pre-season game scoring 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field. The 6-foot-1 guard/foward is a graduate of Gonzaga where she averaged 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in her three years with the team.
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Final Score the New York Liberty (6-9) def. the Chicago Sky (8-6) by a final of 64-59 in WNBA Action on Friday Night. Here is the complete scoring update and final stats for all fans to check out!
New York Liberty
Note: Gonzaga graduate Katelan Redmon is wearing #30 for the New York Liberty
Courtney Vandersloot G, Tamera Young G, Sylvia Fowles C, Swin Cash F, Ruth Riley, F
New York Liberty Stats:
Pondexter lead the team with four points, while Braxton and Walker have two points each with around 4:29 in the First Q
The Liberty and the Sky are tied at 12 with around 1:27 remaining in the First Quarter. Kara Braxton had a huge d-board and two points to help the New York Liberty tie the game up.
End of First Quarter Stats:
New York Liberty:
Pondexter leads the team with Seven Points
Braxton follows with Four Points
Mitchell has recorded Three Points and
Carson and Walker both round out the scoring with Two Points each
Nicole Powell had a huge three-pointer at the 7:46 mark to give the Liberty the 26-18 lead over the Sky
#Sky take a full timeout as the #Liberty lead now 29-24 with 5:52 remaining in the 2ndQ
With 3:14 remaining Katelan Redmon made her WNBA debut for the Liberty
With 2:24 on the clock the Liberty had such pretty basketball. Starting with a huge offensive board by Braxton, Leilani Mitchell had the sweet dish to Cappie Pondexter who finished off the play with a 13-foot bank jump shot. Liberty lead 33-27 with 2:02 to go in 2nd Q
At the end of the 1st half, the Liberty lead the Sky, 38-31
New York Liberty Stats leaders:
Braxton: 11 Points
Pondexter: 9 Points
Mitchell: 9 Points
Carson: 4 Points
Cappie Pondexter and Essence Carson both having big buckets and boards for the Liberty, who lead the Sky 46-39 with around 4:54 remaining.
Essence Carson had a huge steal and bucket to help lead the Liberty to a 54-46 lead over the Sky heading into the Fourth Quarter of play
The Sky has completely taken over the Fourth Q taking over offensive momentum and cutting the Liberty lead to 54-53
Nicole Powell with a huge three-point bucket as the Liberty and Sky are tied at 57 each with around 4:17 remaining
Sylvia Fowles hits a layup for the #Sky to cut the #Liberty lead to 61-59 with around 1:19 remaining
Pondexter with two big free throws to push the Liberty to a 63-59 lead over the Sky with around 19 seconds left
The New York Liberty (6-9) defeated the Chicago Sky (8-6) by a final of 64-59
Final Stat Leaders:
Four Liberty players had double-digit scoring
Cappie Pondexter : 19 Points. The Guard also had 5 rebounds and 3 assists on the night.
Essence Carson: 14 Points and 11 rebounds for a double-double, the forward also had two assist and one block assist
Leilani Mitchell: 12 Points and four assists
Kara Braxton: 11 Points and six boards
Chicago Sky stat-leaders:
Sylvia Fowles: 20 points and 9 rebounds
Tamera Young: 16 points and 8 boards
Swin Cash: 8 points and 5 rebounds
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