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Pondexter scores 30 to rally Liberty past Sky


By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted Jul 11 2010 6:46PM

NEW YORK(AP) Cappie Pondexter scored 30 points to rally the New York Liberty to a 57-54 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday.

Plenette Pierson added 10 points for New York (8-9). Pondexter scored 14 points in the final 12:15 as New York rallied from a 13-point deficit late in the third quarter.

Jia Perkins had 26 points and Sylvia Fowles added 12 points and 19 rebounds for the Sky (8-11), who have lost two straight after winning four of five.

Fowles' running jumper gave the Sky a 45-32 lead, matching their biggest of the game, with about 3 minutes left in the third quarter. Chicago made just four field goals and scored nine points the rest of the way.

Pierson then had a layup and Pondexter made a jumper and a 3-pointer from the left corner to pull the Liberty within six. Kalana Greene opened the fourth quarter with a jumper and Pondexter made a layup to get New York to 45-43 with 8:07 left.

Pierson's layup with 4:38 to go tied the score at 47, and Pondexter hit a 3 to give the Liberty their first lead since midway through the first quarter.

After Perkins hit a 3 to tie the score again, Pondexter's fadeaway jumper with 2:23 left gave the Liberty the lead for good.

Mistie Bass made a layup with 7.2 seconds left to pull the Sky to 56-54. Taj McWilliams-Franklin made a free throw less than a second later to push New York's lead to three, and former Liberty star Erin Thorn missed a potential tying 3 in the final second.

Perkins and Fowles scored five points each as Chicago went on a 14-0 run to take a 20-10 lead with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.

Pondexter's pull-up jumper on the ensuing possession ended the Liberty's scoring drought of nearly 3 minutes during which they missed three shots and had two turnovers, including a shot-clock violation.

Perkins scored 15 points in the first half, including the Sky's final eight points of the second quarter, to help Chicago take a 35-26 lead at halftime. Fowles had 12 rebounds.

Pondexter led the Liberty with 16 points on 5-for-5 shooting from the field and 4 for 5 from the free-throw line.


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Sky
Liberty
     
    • 31.7%

    • 35.0%

    • 7.7%

    • 25.0%

    • 81.2%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI NYL
Total Rebounds 8 5
Offensive Rebounds 15 8
Turnovers 13 11
Fast Break Pts: 3 8
Biggest Lead: 13 4
Points in the Paint: 20 22
CHI NYL
p Perkins   26 Pondexter   30
rb Fowles   20 2 players   8
a Fowles   3 McCarville   4
s
b Fowles   4 McWilliams-Franklin   2
 
  • 05/16 - CHI 82 @ NYL 85
  • 06/08 - NYL 85 @ CHI 70
  • 07/11 - CHI 54 @ NYL 57
  • 07/23 - NYL 79 @ CHI 71
Chicago Sky (11-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Bass F 31:07 3-9 0-0 0-0 -4 3 3 6 1 1 0 2 1 2 6
T. Young F 28:30 2-12 0-2 2-2 +5 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 6
S. Fowles C 43:38 4-10 0-0 4-7 -3 4 16 20 3 3 0 5 4 1 12
D. Canty G 37:25 1-3 0-0 2-2 +3 2 1 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 4
J. Perkins G 35:02 10-20 1-4 5-5 +8 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 26
C. Kraayeveld   21:15 0-3 0-3 0-0 +1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
E. Thorn   30:05 0-4 0-3 0-0 -14 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
E. Prince   12:58 0-2 0-1 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
S. Christon NWT - Broken Orbital Bone
S. Irvin DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   180 20-63 1-13 13-16   15 25 40 8 13 0 13 5 4 54
  31.7% 7.7% 81.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15
New York Liberty (9-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. McCarville C 39:21 2-6 0-0 0-0 +3 1 3 4 4 1 0 1 1 1 4
N. Powell F 20:25 0-4 0-1 0-0 -9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
T. McWilliams-Franklin C 36:50 3-11 0-1 1-2 +9 3 5 8 1 5 0 1 2 3 7
L. Mitchell G 40:32 0-7 0-5 2-2 0 3 2 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 2
C. Pondexter G 43:23 10-17 4-7 6-7 +7 0 8 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 30
K. Vaughn   06:32 0-1 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0
P. Pierson   13:17 4-8 0-0 2-3 +2 1 3 4 0 2 0 4 0 1 10
K. Greene   20:28 1-3 0-2 0-0 +15 0 2 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 2
E. Carson   08:56 0-2 0-0 0-0 -4 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
S. Spencer   10:15 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
N. Blue DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   180 21-60 4-16 11-14   8 27 35 14 16 0 11 4 5 57
  35.0% 25.0% 78.6%   team rebs: 5 total to: 14

inactive

  • Sky: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Sky: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #55 Eric Brewton, #49 Kevin Sparrock, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 9644
  • Duration: 1:59
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- CN100 Local Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHI
6th East
14
20
2-8
7-10
7-10
NYL
2nd East
22
12
9-1
13-4
9-8
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHI
Fowles 13.0
2 players 7.0
Canty 4.3
Fowles 2.0
Paris 2.0
NYL
Pondexter 14.0
Pondexter 11.0
Pondexter 8.0
McWilliams-Franklin 1.5
2 players 3.0
Storm Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .445 .
FT% .793 .
Points 81.8 NaN
Rebounds 36.3 NaN
Assists 18.7 NaN
Steals 8.3 NaN
Blocks 3.8 NaN
3-Point % .369 .
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Dream Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .444 .
FT% .709 .
Points 85.4 NaN
Rebounds 38.8 NaN
Assists 19.6 NaN
Steals 8.9 NaN
Blocks 4.1 NaN
3-Point % .289 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Seattle Storm (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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Atlanta Dream (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts