Game Day Preview: June 19 vs. San Antonio

Liberty 2009 Series Silver Stars
60.0 PPG 63.0
.338 FG% .321
.238 3PT FG% .294
35.0 REBOUNDS 36.0

San Antonio Silver Stars @ New York Liberty
Friday, June 19, 2009 – 7:30PM
Arena: Madison Square Garden

TV : MSG/NBA TV Online: Live Access

2009 Season Series: San Antonio leads 1-0 
All-Time Regular Season Series Overall: New York leads 13-11

All-Time Regular Season Series in New York: New York leads 8-4

The season series against San Antonio will come to a close on Friday night at The Garden when the Liberty hosts its second home game of the 2009 campaign ... These two clubs previously met last weekend in the Lone Star State, resulting in a 63-60 Silver Stars victory ... New York is looking for its first "W" of the summer before having to hit the road once again for another two-game trip.

KEY MATCHUP

Janel McCarville
Position: Center
Ht: 6-2
Experience: 5th Season
Stat Line:  11.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.6 apg

Ruth Riley
Position: Center
Ht: 6-5
Experience: 9th Season
Stat Line:  10.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.0 apg

Skinny: Last time around, with the long ball not dropping, New York's front-court was able to out-score San Antonio in the paint 32-20 ... Adding pressure to Riley and sending her to the bench in the fourth quarter in foul trouble was a positive, however Young's toughness was no match for the Libs inside ... Ease up on those fouls, New York, as the hosts connected on all but eight of their 30 free throw attempts and shot just 32-percent from the floor for the game; a season low for Liberty opponents.

TEAM LEADERS
LIBERTY

Points: Christon, 17.0 
Rebounds: Kraayeveld/
McCarville, 6.3 
Assists: McCarville, 3.6
SILVER STARS

Points: Young, 20.0
Rebounds: Riley, 9.5
Assists: Hammon, 6.0
Etc.: New York has previously opened the season without a win through the first three games in both 1998 and 2006 ... In 1998, the team was able to score a win in the fourth game, however in 2006, it was not until the fifth game that the losing streak was snapped ... The Liberty will celebrate "Go Red For Women Night" on Friday, partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to increase awareness of heart disease and encourage women to take action to reduce their personal risk ... Find out how you can donate to the AHA to help the Liberty in the fight against heart disease.

Reserve your tickets now for Friday's game. To purchase, click here, visit The Garden Box Office or call 877-WNBA-TIX.