Rebecca Allen
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Amanda Zahui B Shines in New York Liberty Preseason Loss To Atlanta Dream

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Liberty 22 19 18 28 87
Dream 13 21 23 35 92

UNCASVILLE, CT – Amanda Zahui B scored the first basket and went on to lead all scorers with 20 points,  8 rebounds and 4 assists in the New York Liberty’s loss to the Atlanta Dream in a preseason tournament hosted by the Connecticut Sun. Kia Nurse was second in scoring with 15 points and 4 assists.

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Avery Warley-Talbert and Tiffany Bias scored 12 and 11 points, respectively. The Tuesday night matchup featured 9 lead changes and 8 ties.

New York will finish out the preseason on Sunday, May 19, against the Connecticut Sun at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY.  The game will tip off at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Liberty Notes

  • The Liberty shot 44.6% from the field, an improvement from yesterday’s 36.8% against the Sun.
  • Zahui B led all scorers with 20 points and 8 rebounds, on 41.7% from the field and 90% (9-for-10) from the free throw line.
  • Kia Nurse was the team’s second leading scorer with 15 points, shooting 40%  (2-for-5) from the 3-point line and 90% (9-for-10) from the free throw line.
  • Avery Warley-Talbert and Tiffany Bias scored 12 and 11 points off the bench.
  • Tiffany Bias shot 75% from the 3-point line, hitting 3-4.
  • Liberty started Kia Nurse, Brittany Boyd, Rebecca Allen, Tina Charles and Amanda Zauhi B.
  • New York led by as much as 15 points during the game.
  • Han Xu scored 4 points in 10 minutes off the bench. She was 2-for-2 from the floor.
  • Despite playing just 6 minutes, Tina Charles had a team-high plus/minus of 7.

Dream Notes

  • The Dream’s Nia Coffey led all Dream scorers with 18 points
  • Tiffany Hayes shot 71.4% (5-7) from the field for 16 points on the night.
  • Brittney Sykes and Lynetta Kizer also scored in double figures.