Tina Charles, Kiah Stokes help Liberty top Sky 86-82 (Jul 30, 2017)

BY AP • July 30, 2017

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Tina Charles had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Kiah Stokes added 10 points and 16 rebounds and the New York Liberty beat the Chicago Sky 86-82 on Sunday night.

Sugar Rodgers hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points, Epiphanny Price scored 12 points, and Shavonte Zellous had 10 for New York (12-10). The Liberty, who have won four of five, shot a season-high 53.3 percent (8 of 15) from 3-point range.

Five New York players scored during a 17-4 run to open the second quarter that made it 37-26 with 5:33 left in the half and the Liberty led the rest of the way. Jessica Breland's jumper capped a 10-4 run that trimmed Chicago's deficit to 84-82 with 41 seconds left. New York got two offensive rebounds on the other end before a steal by the Sky's Stephanie Dolson, but she missed a potential tying jumper with four seconds to go. Zellous hit two free throws to seal it.

Allie Quigley hit 4 of 6 from 3-point range and finished with 22 points for Chicago (8-16). Breland had 13 points and 10 rebounds while Courtney Vandersloot added 12 points and 10 assists. The Sky have lost three in a row.


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