Tuesday's WNBA Capsules
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 18 points and the Atlanta Dream used three big runs to cruise to a 79-58 victory over the New York Liberty on Tuesday night.
Erika DeSouza had 12 points and Sancho Lyttle added 10 for Atlanta (1-3), which earned its first win of the season.
Essence Carson scored 21 points and Kia Vaughn had 16 for the Liberty (2-2), who have lost consecutive games at Prudential Center — their home for the next three seasons — after opening with two road wins.
New York, which had a 94-88 overtime win at Atlanta in the season opener on June 5, was held to its lowest scoring output after averaging 85 points its first three games.
McCoughtry, who missed the teams' first meeting, shot 6 for 11 from the field.
Fever 82, Shock 74
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Douglas had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead the Fever to the victory.
Jessica Davenport scored 10 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter for Indiana. Briann January had 12 points and Erin Phillips finished with 10.
Ivory Latta scored 19 points and Jennifer Lacy had 14 for the Shock, who dropped their fifth straight game to start the season. Kayla Pedersen scored 13 and Andrea Riley had 10.
Douglas tied a career high with six 3-pointers, also matching the franchise record.
The Shock played without Elizabeth Cambage, who suffered a concussion during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Connecticut. The 6-foot-8 rookie is averaging 15.5 points and 7.8 rebounds.