VIDEO: New York Liberty Head Coach Walt Hopkins along with stars Layshia Clarendon and Kia Nurse share these thoughts after the team’s 82-65 loss to the Connecticut Sun in WNBA action on 8/22
The New York Liberty (1-12) got burned by the Connecticut Sun (6-8) facing a tough 82-65 loss in Saturday Night WNBA action. New York continues to struggle to find consistency, but are seeing moments for their younger players that they would never have a chance to see until their second or third season in the League.
Here are some interesting notes from the game:
New York shot 37.0% from the field and 27.6% from beyond the arc.
The Liberty had 35 rebounds, 19 assists and 15 bench points.
New York shot 89.5% from the free throw line.
Connecticut opened the first quarter on a 10-0 run led entirely by Alyssa Thomas. The Sun outscored New York, 24-16 in the first quarter.
New York went on a 11-6 run midway through the second quarter to cut Connecticut’s lead to as little as three points. The Liberty outscored the Sun 22-21 in the second quarter, going into the locker room down 7 points.
The Sun got out to a 12-7 run with 4:48 remaining in the third quarter. Going into the final frame, New York trailed by 17.
New York and Connecticut tied in the final frame with 16 points apiece.
Up Next: The New York Liberty will take on the Chicago Sky on Tuesday, August 25, at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports GO.
Kia Nurse recorded a team-high 17 points with 4 assists and 3 rebounds.
Layshia Clarendon added 12 points on 40.0% (2-5) shooting from beyond the arc.
Rookie guard Jazmine Jones had her 6th consecutive game scoring in double figures. Jones finished with 11 points on 50.0% shooting from the field, as well as 5 assists and 4 rebounds.
Kiah Stokes led the Liberty’s first quarter scoring with 6 points, connecting on 2 of 4 shots from beyond the arc. Stokes finished the game with 10 points on 50.0% shooting, her second consecutive game in double digit scoring.
Amanda Zahui B totaled 6 points including 10 rebounds, and tied her career-high 5 assists. Her other 5-assist night came against the Sun last season on August 4.
Leaonna Odom added 5 points and 5 rebounds.
Alyssa Thomas led the Sun offense with a game-high 25 points, while Jasmine Thomas added 16 points.
DeWanna Bonner posted a double-double of 14 points and 12 boards to go along with 6 assists.
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