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Stewart breaks Liberty’s single-season scoring record in win over Sun

New York Liberty Breanna Stewart Breanna Stewar - The Canadian Press

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart broke the Liberty’s single-season scoring record, scoring 24 points on Thursday night as New York rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 95-90 in overtime.

Connecticut’s Alyssa Thomas broke the WNBA record for double-doubles in a season with her 24th. She finished with 22 points and 12 assists on her bobblehead night.

Stewart also had 12 rebounds. Jonquel Jones had 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Liberty (26-7), who moved 3 1/2 games ahead of the Sun (23-11) for second place with six games to play in the regular season.

Sabrina Ionescu, who made 2 of 3 free throws with 1.3 seconds left in regulation, scored the last four points of overtime for New York. She finished with 18 points.

DeWanna Bonner had 30 points and 12 rebounds for Connecticut. Bonner caught Sue Bird for seventh on the career scoring list with 6,803 points.

ACES 94, SKY 87

CHICAGO (AP) — Jackie Young had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Chelsea Gray and A’ja Wilson each added a double-double and Las Vegas erased a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat Chicago.

Gray had 19 points and 10 assists and Wilson, who tied the WNBA record with 53 points in her last game, had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Young surpassed 2,000 points for her career.

Kelsey Plum scored 14 of her 23 points in the third quarter for Las Vegas (30-4).

Marina Mabrey had 22 points for the Sky (13-21) with Elizabeth Williams adding 17 and Kahleah Copper 13. Chicago dropped two games behind Los Angeles for the final playoff spot.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 25 points, Kayla McBride added 20 and Minnesota beat Dallas for the 450th win in franchise history.

Tiffany Mitchell added 11 points for the Lynx (17-17), who closed within a game of Dallas for the fourth playoff spot with six games remaining. McBride made four 3-pointers to reach 500 for her career.

Teaira McCowan had 23 points and 18 rebounds for the Wings (18-16). Awak Kuier scored 12 points and Arike Ogunbowale and Crystal Dangerfield added 10 each.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 36 points, two shy of her franchise record, and Indiana held off Seattle to win back-to-back games for just the second time this season.

Mitchell had eight points in a game-closing 9-2 run.

NaLyssa Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Aliyah Boston had 12 points and 10 boards for the Fever (10-24). Grace Berger added 14 points.

Jewell Loyd scored 32 points for the Storm (10-24) and moved into fourth on the WNBA single-season list with 780 points. Ezi Magberor added 19 points and 13 rebounds.


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