WNBA

Pondexter, Carson rally Liberty past Sky

Share This Story

   
 

NEWARK, N.J. (AP)

Essence Carson and Cappie Pondexter scored 18 points each to rally the New York Liberty to an 80-73 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday.

Pondexter hit a 3-pointer to tie score at 73 with 1:15 to go and Carson hit one of her own with 31.7 seconds remaining to put New York ahead for good. Pondexter then hit four free throws to seal New York's third straight win and fifth in six games.

Plenette Pierson had 13 points, Quanitra Hollingsworth added 11, Nicole Powell and Kia Vaughn 10 each for the Liberty (7-5).

Sylvia Fowles and rookie Courtney Vandersloot had 14 points each for Chicago (6-7). Erin Thorn and Michelle Snow added 11 each for the Sky, who have lost six of nine.

The Liberty came all the way back from a 17-point deficit in the second quarter and scored the first six points of the fourth to tie the game at 60. Carson had a jumper in the opening minute of the quarter, Hollingsworth had a layup and Carson hit another jumper with 7:42 left to play.

However, Snow made a layup and a three-point play to give the Sky a five-point lead 40 seconds later.

Pondexter scored on a fastbreak and then hit a jumper with 3:51 remaining to pull New York to 67-66. Pondexter followed with two free throws 29 seconds later to give the Liberty their first lead.

Thorn had a jumper with 2:22 to go and Fowles made a layup 45 seconds later to give the Sky a 73-70 lead. Chicago didn't score again.

New York scored the first eight points of the third quarter. Powell had a jumper and hit a 3-pointer in the opening minute, and Pierson had a three-point play with 7:20 left to get the Liberty to 49-46.

Fowles made two from the line and Prince hit a jumper to push the Sky's lead back up to seven with 6:42 to go in the third.

New York got within three again as Carson made a jumper and then hit 1 of 2 from the line with 51 seconds left in the quarter. However Vandersloot hit her third 3 of the game to double Chicago's lead to 60-54 heading to the fourth.

Thorn made a jumper and two free throws to push the Sky's lead to 35-18, their biggest advantage of the game, with 6:50 left in the first half.

Carson's jumper with .4 seconds remaining pulled New York to 49-38 at the break.

Vandersloot had 11 points, including two 3s, in the first 20 minutes. Pierson led the Liberty with 10 points.

Pierson and Vaughn had four points each during a 10-3 run that pulled the Liberty to 17-14 with 3:17 left in the first quarter.

They Sky scored the final 10 points of the quarter, including 3-pointers by former Liberty players Thorn and Cathrine Kraayeveld. New York missed four shots and had three turnovers over the final 2:45 of the first.

Snow's layup in the opening minute of the second quarter capped the 12-0 run and stretched Chicago's lead to 29-14.

Pierson's layup 22 seconds later ended the Liberty's scoring drought.

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


FOX SPORTS Videos

Highlights: Bisping vs. Kennedy Posted: Apr 17, 2014
Watch highlights of Michael Bisping's bout with Tim Kennedy.

NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Green Bay Packers Posted: Apr 16, 2014
Peter Schrager breaks down what the Green Bay Packers need from the 2014 NFL Dra...

Glove Actually: Most Intriguing Playoff Match Ups Posted: Apr 17, 2014
With the first round match ups of the NBA playoffs in place, the Glove is joined...

Fox Sports Store

    itemName itemURL imageSrc price itemDescription
    Mitchell & Ness Boston Celtics #33 Larry Bird Green Authentic Throwback Jersey http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Boston_Celtics/browse/featuredproduct/118804/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_118000/FF_118804_xl.jpg&w=100 249.95 Mitchell & Ness Boston Celtics #33 Larry Bird Green Authentic Throwback Jersey
    adidas Los Angeles Lakers Purple Primary Logo T-shirt http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Los_Angeles_Lakers/browse/featuredproduct/172442/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_172000/FF_172442_xl.jpg&w=100 19.95 adidas Los Angeles Lakers Purple Primary Logo T-shirt
    adidas Miami Heat Black Primary Logo T-shirt http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Miami_Heat/browse/featuredproduct/173566/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_173000/FF_173566_xl.jpg&w=100 19.95 adidas Miami Heat Black Primary Logo T-shirt
    adidas Chicago Bulls Red Primary Logo T-shirt http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Chicago_Bulls/browse/featuredproduct/173568/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_173000/FF_173568_xl.jpg&w=100 19.95 adidas Chicago Bulls Red Primary Logo T-shirt
    adidas Boston Celtics #33 Larry Bird White Hardwood Classics Swingman Basketball Jersey http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Boston_Celtics/browse/featuredproduct/177922/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_177000/FF_177922_xl.jpg&w=100 89.95 adidas Boston Celtics #33 Larry Bird White Hardwood Classics Swingman Basketball..
    adidas Atlanta Hawks #21 Dominique Wilkins Red Hardwood Classics Swingman Basketball Jersey http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Atlanta_Hawks/browse/featuredproduct/177923/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_177000/FF_177923_xl.jpg&w=100 89.95 adidas Atlanta Hawks #21 Dominique Wilkins Red Hardwood Classics Swingman Basket..
    adidas Los Angeles Lakers #32 Magic Johnson Hardwood Classics Swingman Basketball Jersey - Gold http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Los_Angeles_Lakers/browse/featuredproduct/177924/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_177000/FF_177924_xl.jpg&w=100 89.95 adidas Los Angeles Lakers #32 Magic Johnson Hardwood Classics Swingman Basketbal..
    adidas New York Knicks #19 Willis Reed Royal Blue Hardwood Classics Swingman Basketball Jersey http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_New_York_Knicks/browse/featuredproduct/178326/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_178000/FF_178326_xl.jpg&w=100 89.95 adidas New York Knicks #19 Willis Reed Royal Blue Hardwood Classics Swingman Bas..
    adidas Philadelphia 76ers #6 Julius Erving Royal Blue Hardwood Classics Swingman Basketball Jersey http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Philadelphia_76ers/browse/featuredproduct/178582/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_178000/FF_178582_xl.jpg&w=100 89.95 adidas Philadelphia 76ers #6 Julius Erving Royal Blue Hardwood Classics Swingman..
    adidas Houston Rockets #34 Hakeem Olajuwon Red Hardwood Classics Swingman Basketball Jersey http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Houston_Rockets/browse/featuredproduct/178773/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_178000/FF_178773_xl.jpg&w=100 89.95 adidas Houston Rockets #34 Hakeem Olajuwon Red Hardwood Classics Swingman Basket..