New York Liberty Has 4-game Winning Streak Snapped at Connecticut 96-76

The Liberty (6-4) had its 4-game winning streak come to an end with a 96-76 loss at Connecticut (4-5) on Wednesday night. Forward Tina Charles led four Liberty scorers in double figures with 17 points, and guard Shavonte Zellous added 16 points.

The Liberty fell behind 11-2 in the opening quarter and never fully recovered. After trailing 45-32 at the half, New York trimmed its deficit back to single digits as Charles hit from 3-point range at 1:32 to make it 65-56, but the Sun answered with a 9-0 run over the final 90 seconds of the period to put the game out of reach.

The Liberty continues a two-game road trip at Dallas on Friday, June 16. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 PM (ET), and the game will be broadcast on MSG Network.

• New York had its 9-game winning streak against the Sun come to an end, its longest winning streak over a WNBA foe in franchise history and the 2nd longest active streak over the same team in the league (Minnesota has won 12 straight over Indiana dating back to July 2011)
• Tina Charles finished with 17 points to move past Sophia Young-Malcolm (4,300 points) for 24th place in WNBA history with 4,302 points.
• Shavonte Zellous (16) finished in double figures for a 5th-straight game
• Rookie Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe scored in double figures for a 2nd straight game, matching her career high of 10 points.
• The Liberty fell to 0-3 this season when being outscored in the paint (Connecticut outscored the Liberty in the paint 42-32)
• The Liberty was playing its 3rd road game of the season and 2nd game against a team from the Eastern Conference. New York is now 1-2 on the road and 1-1 against the East.
• Kiah Stokes failed to record a blocked shot for the 1st time in 7 games (last game with zero blocks on May 23 at Phoenix)
• 2nd year guard Ameryst Alston recorded the 1st bucket of her WNBA career with :43 remaining in the 4th quarter.


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