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Liberty Report: Turning the Corner

by Sean Hahner

Sean Hahner : WFUV Sports 

Liberty End Home Stand on a High Note

The red-hot New York Liberty (7-11) capped their home stand with a win over the first-place Minnesota Lynx by a final score of 87-80 on Sunday. 

Sunday’s win puts New York’s win streak at three games currently and provides the team with solid momentum as they go on the road to San Antonio on Wednesday.

Prior to the game, coach Bill Laimbeer referred to the matchup against the Lynx as “a good measuring stick” of how the team is doing. New York finished with four players in double-figures, including center Tina Charles, who had a career-high 32 points.

Additionally, Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter facilitated and executed many of the teams plays and finished with a double-double. As the Liberty pulled out a hard-fought victory that involved 13 lead changes and seven ties, it is safe to say they measured up pretty well.   

The Liberty won four of five during their home stand, a positive statistic in their quest for the postseason. In addition, Laimbeer and his players all seem to be on the same page.  Coach Laimbeer, Charles and Pondexter all believe that the team is “growing” and beginning to find their groove.

“We’re growing as a team,” Pondexter stated. “We’re communicating a whole lot better and everybody is really engaged.”

If the Liberty are able to continue their solid execution and strong defense from the home stand on the road, their win streak will almost inevitably live on.  

To hear comments from Laimbeer and Pondexter click on the links below.


Laimbeer on Growing Laimbeer on Hitting the Road Laimbeer on if Win is a Turning Point Laimbeer on Charles Pondexter on Growth Pondexter on Going on the Road