May. 25, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Hayes had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Angel McCoughtry scored all 15 of her points after halftime and the Atlanta Dream beat the New York Liberty 85-79 in overtime on Tuesday.
Hayes was 7 of 13 from the field with three 3-pointers and hit all 10 of her free-throw attempts. McCoughtry scored four of Atlanta's eight overtime points as the Dream (3-1) held New York to just two points in the extra session.
McCoughtry made the first basket of overtime at the 2:20 mark and Hayes added two free throws on Atlanta's next possession for an 81-77 lead. New York eventually scored on Tanisha Wright's layup with 20.3 seconds left to pull to 83-79, but the Dream sealed it at the line.
Elizabeth Williams added a career-high 16 points with eight boards for Atlanta (3-1), which is ranked No. 6 in the WNBA power poll. The Dream made 34 of 42 free-throw attempts (81 percent) while New York was just 14 of 20.
Tina Charles recorded her fourth straight double-double with 29 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and a career-high seven steals for third-ranked New York (2-2).
SPARKS 93, SKY 80
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Candace Parker scored 17 of her 26 points in the first half and the Sparks used a decisive second quarter to cruise to a win over the Sky.
Chicago was within two with 3:55 left before halftime, but Los Angeles closed the opening 20 minutes with an 18-2 run for a 53-35 lead. Kristi Toliver started the spurt with a 3-pointer and Parker scored the final six points.
Parker scored the first five Los Angeles points of the third quarter, including a coast-to-coast layup and a 3-pointer, and the Sparks led by double figures for the entire second half.
Nneka Ogwumike had 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists and Jantel Lavender scored 16 on 7-of-9 shooting for Los Angeles (4-0), which was ranked No. 2 in the AP WNBA power poll. Kristi Toliver had 11 points and 10 assists and the Sparks finished with 27 assists on 30 field goals.
Jamierra Faulkner scored 17 points with a career-high 10 assists for No. 7 Chicago (1-3), which was without point guard Courtney Vandersloot for a second straight game. The Sky turned it over 15 times and Elena Delle Donne was held to eight points.