Although the New York Liberty won’t be vying for a WNBA championship this year, it’s hard to criticize a team that re-energized the fan base, fought hard and lit up Madison Square Garden with some of the best play in women’s basketball.
Breast Health Awareness Night always brings an emotional vibe to Madison Square Garden, and the New York Liberty rewarded the enthusiastic crowd of 9,987 with a decisive 84-63 victory over the Chicago Sky.
“It’s all about energy,” said New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer after the team’s 78-62 win over the Seattle Storm.
Tina Charles (30 points) led the Liberty to a 81-77 on-the-road win in Seattle.
“Games like this in the middle of the season … if you can find a way to grind it out, at the end of the season, you look at your standings and it makes you a playoff team or it makes you a home court advantage team.
After an outstanding, hard-fought road victory over the Chicago Sky last week, the New York Liberty players had a few days off before returning to their training base in Westchester, N.Y.
It’s been a hard fought, somewhat disappointing preseason for the New York Liberty.
Having spent most of her life on the West Coast and all of her WNBA career playing in the Western Conference, veteran guard Candice Wiggins is excited to be playing with the New York Liberty in 2015.
Long Island University’s volleyball team caps another successful Northeast Conference season by going undefeated in conference play, winning the conference tournament and earning its third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Kyle Robinson, who was named NEC Coach of the Year, has built one of the most successful programs at LIU.
Growing up with Nike’s Beaverton, Ore., headquarters in the neighborhood, Desyre Blackburn was destined to run.