Rodgers help Liberty end 3-game skid with win over Fever
NEW YORK (AP) Sugar Rodgers made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to help the New York Liberty beat the Indiana Fever 91-59 on Friday night in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals.
Tina Charles added 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists for New York. The Liberty (3-3) ended a three-game skid.
New York inserted Swin Cash into the starting lineup for the first time this season. The veteran forward finished with nine points for the Liberty. She signed with the team May 24.
Leading 28-26 midway through the second quarter, New York closed the half with a 14-3 run to take a 42-29 advantage at the break. Shavonte Zellous capped the run when she was fouled by Erica Wheeler just before the halftime buzzer and made all three free throws.
Indiana (3-4) couldn't get within single digits in the second half.