Balanced effort leads Liberty to 83-76 win over Sun

NEW YORK (AP) Swin Cash scored 16 points and Tina Charles and Sugar Rodgers each added 14 to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 83-76 on Sunday.

New York trailed 66-65 midway through the fourth quarter before Brittany Boyd's three-point play gave them a two-point lead. The Liberty (17-7) wouldn't relinquish that advantage the rest of the way.

The Liberty, who are third in the AP WNBA power poll, were down 51-44 early in the third quarter before they got going. New York scored the first nine points during a 17-2 run, spanning the end of the third and the start of the fourth quarter.

Connecticut went without a field goal for 8:30 during that stretch. The Liberty reserves played a big part in the burst as Amanda Zahui B. and Boyd were effective on both ends of the floor, scoring, blocking shots and stealing the ball.