Sutton-Brown Leads Fever Past Liberty
By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer

Indiana 80, New York 61

INDIANAPOLIS, June 10 (AP) -- Tammy Sutton-Brown tied career highs with 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Indiana Fever to an 80-61 victory over the New York Liberty on Sunday.

Sutton-Brown, a seventh-year center signed as a free agent in the offseason, shot 10-for-12 from the field. Tamika Whitmore added 22 points and six rebounds for Indiana (7-1), which avenged its only loss.

Sutton-Brown and Whitmore made up for an off night by Tamika Catchings. The league's No. 4 scorer was held to 14 points on 5-for-15 shooting.

Erin Thorn led New York (5-2) with 17 points.

The Fever led 63-46 in the fourth quarter before the Liberty went on a 15-8 run. A jumper by Thorn cut Indiana's lead to 71-61 with 4:39 left, but the Fever held the Liberty scoreless the rest of the game.

New York shot 61.5 percent in a 78-67 win over the Fever last Tuesday, but 38 percent on Sunday.

The Fever outrebounded the Liberty 42-23 and shot 51 percent to make up for committing 24 turnovers.

Indiana led 38-20 at halftime before New York found its shooting stroke. The Liberty shot 11-for-17 from the field in the third quarter, but Sutton-Brown scored 12 points in the period to give the Fever a 59-44 lead.