2007 Season: By The Numbers

Sports can all be boiled down to numbers. Whether it’s on the uniforms, on the statistical sheets or the tickets – the game is all about numbers.

There were certainly lots of them to keep track of this summer. How close did you pay attention to the numbers of the 2007 Liberty season? NYLiberty.com breaks it all down for you. Some may be obvious to even the casual fan, while others might surprise even the most die-hard ones.

Check 'em out:

11, 341 – Number of fans in attendance on Opening Day to witness the new-look Liberty best the Chicago Sky on May 20th. It was the highest home attendance number for New York this summer.

2, 413 – Total number of points scored by the Liberty this season.

1,000 – Total career-point mark surpassed by forward Shameka Christon this season.

883 – Number of minutes logged by guard Erin Thorn this season, in her fifth year as a member of the Liberty and WNBA.

163 – Number of assists that guard Loree Moore dished out, the second highest total of the WNBA this season. Moore's average of 4.8 assists per game gave her the honor of the League’s second leader.

136 – Number of field goals made this season by center Janel McCarville. McCarville finished the regular season as the No. 1 overall field goal percentage leader at .546.

86 – Highest number of points that the Liberty scored this season, which came against the Phoenix Mercury on August 9th.

75 – Number of steals that guard Loree Moore collected, for the most of any player in the League. Moore averaged a career-best 2.2 steals per game this season.

61 – Number of field goals made by rookie center Jessica Davenport. Davenport achieved the highest field goal percentage for rookies across with the League with a .445 shooting percentage from the floor.

56 – Number of wins that head coach Pat Coyle has amassed during her four regular seasons with the Liberty.

53 – Number of three-point field goals made by forward Cathrine Kraayeveld this season. Kraayeveld was the only member of the Liberty to finish amongst the League’s Top 10 long-range shooters with a .411 shooting percentage on the year.

31 – Number of points scored by forward Cathrine Kraayeveld against the Houston Comets on July 20th. The feat stands as Kraayeveld’s career-high and second on the franchise all-time single game best list.

30 – Number of times that the MSG Network aired Liberty games during the regular season, the most televised games for any WNBA team.

25 – Number of Liberty games televised on NBA TV this summer.

22 – Margin of victory for the Liberty in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals on August 24th against the defending WNBA champion Detroit Shock. New York set a franchise Playoff record.

21 – Number of field goals made by the newest mid-season addition, Lisa Wilis, as a member of New York's squad. After trading coasts in late June, Willis appeared in 16 Liberty matches and led the team in scorng in just her third game of the season (15, @ Sacramento, June 26).

20 – Number of blocks that post players Janel McCarville and Cathrine Kraayeveld each racked up this season. McCarville and Kraayeveld averaged 0.63 and 0.59 blocks per game respectively, earning them spots in the League Top 20 blocked shot leaders list.

19 – Number of games that the Liberty played this summer on the road, including the WNBA Playoffs.

18 – Number of points scored by guard Ashley Battle against the Connecticut Sun on June 20th at Mohegan Sun. A pair of Battle’s free throws with nine seconds remaining extended the Liberty’s lead to three and sealed its seventh victory of the season.

17 – Number of steals that the Liberty collected in a game against the Fever on June 10th in Indiana. The feat was a single-game high this season in the WNBA, along with the Houston Comets who collected 17 against San Antonio Silver Stars on June 26th.

16 – Number of wins New York finished the regular season with. The 16-18 overall record mirrored the finish by the 2003 Liberty squad.

15 – Number of rebounds that forward Shameka Christon pulled down against the Detroit Shock in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at Madison Square Garden on August 24th. Christon’s performance matched Tari Phillips’ franchise Playoff record, last accomplished on August 19, 2001 against Miami.

14 – Number of points rookie center Jessica Davenport came off the bench to score against the Chicago Sky on August 14th, marking the first time that she led the team in scoring all season.

13 – Number of three-pointers that the Liberty scored as a team on Opening Day against the Chicago Sky. The 13 treys tied a Madison Square Garden record and marked a season-high for the team.

12 – Number of rebounds center Janel McCarville grabbed in the Liberty’s overtime victory versus the Detroit Shock on July 6th at The Palace of Auburn Hills. With her 18 points in that game, McCarville recorded her first career double-double.

11 – Number of times that center Janel McCarville led the Liberty in scoring, which stands as a team-high for the season and personal career-high.

10 – Number of wins that the Liberty earned when four or more players finished in double figures. Three of those matches came against the Detroit Shock.

9 – Number of assists guard Loree Moore dished out against the Detroit Shock at The Palace of Auburn Hills on July 6th. The performance was a team-high for the season and a career-high for Moore.

8 – Number of WNBA Playoff appearances that the Liberty have had in its 11 years as a charter member of the League.

7 – Number of New York players who finished the regular season ranked amongst the Top 20 League leaders.

6 – Number of wins New York captured in its last 10 games of the regular season. Six of the 10 games came against Eastern Conference teams.

5 – Number of consecutive victories the Liberty had to start the 2007 WNBA season. New York topped Chicago, Washington, Minnesota, Phoenix and Indiana before losing its first game of the summer.

4 – Number of Liberty players who had Playoff experience before the start of the 2007 post-season campaign.

3 – Number of overtime matches the Liberty endured this summer, all against the defending WNBA Champion Shock. New York went into overtime on July 6th at Detroit, July 18th at Detroit and August 28th at Detroit. The July 6th match-up was the only Liberty victory.

2 – Number of end of season honors the Liberty received. Janel McCarville was named the WNBA’s Most Improved Player of the Year and Loree Moore was named to the WNBA’s All-Defensive Team.

1 – Rank in the WNBA for three-point field goal percentage. The Liberty finished at the top of the League with a .372 shooting percentage.

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