Saturday's WNBA Capsules
Sunday, May 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Asjha Jones made a tiebreaking jumper with 31 seconds remaining and the Connecticut Sun went on to a 78-73 victory over the New York Liberty in the season opener for both teams Saturday.
Tina Charles had 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sun spoil the Liberty's one-game homecoming to Madison Square Garden. Allison Hightower scored 13 points, Asjha Jones had 12 and Renee Montgomery added 11.
Cappie Pondexter led New York with 19 points, Plenette Pierson had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Kara Braxton scored 13.
The Liberty are in the midst of a three-year stretch playing their home games at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. However, the game was moved to the Garden because the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils played an NHL playoff game at the Prudential Center earlier in the day.
SKY 69, MYSTICS 57
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 23 points and 12 rebounds and helped key a 29-8 first-half run in Chicago's victory over Washington.
Epiphanny Prince scored 13 of her 16 points in the first half, and Swin Cash added 14 points in her first game for the Sky. Crystal Langhorne led the Mystics with 16 points. Monique Currie, who missed all but four games last season because of a knee injury, added 14 points.
Dating to last season, the Mystics have lost five straight games and 14 of 15.
FEVER 92, DREAM 84
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Douglas scored 21 points, and Tamika Catchings added 16 to help Indiana beat Atlanta.
Jessica Davenport had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Shavonte Zellous and Briann January each scored 11 points for the Fever. Indiana made 12 of 21 3-pointers and 20 of 24 free throws.
Angel McCoughtry led Atlanta with 26 points. Sancho Lyttle had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Lindsey Harding added 16 points.
SILVER STARS 88, SHOCK 79
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Sophia Young scored 20 points and Shemeka Christon added 16, including a 3-pointer with 46.3 seconds remaining, to help San Antonio beat Tulsa.
Becky Hammon had 17 for San Antonio and Danielle Robinson added 11.
Temeka Johnson led Tulsa with 21 points.
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