Connecticut Sun vs New York Liberty -Game Notes 6-5
June 6, 2021
The Connecticut Sun (8-2) defeated the New York Liberty (5-4), 85-64 at home on Saturday night. Connecticut is now 6-1 on the season when leading at halftime as well as 7-0 when out rebounding opponents. The Sun are also the only team to remain undefeated at home, 5-0.
Connecticut finished the first quarter up 24-19 after receiving seven and six points from DeWanna Bonner and Jonquel Jones, respectively.
New York outscored Connecticut 16-9 to start the second quarter and at one point went on a 12-0 run. The Sun would then go on a run of their own and ultimately ended the half up, 43-37.
Connecticut jumped out to a 9-0 run to begin the third quarter and grabbed their biggest lead of the game (15). The Liberty would only score 12 points for the quarter while the Sun would go on to score 19 for the second straight quarter.
Connecticut continued the run as they came out of the huddle on a 8-0 start to extend their lead to 20. The Sun would outscore the Liberty 23-15 in the fourth quarter to secure the 85-64 victory.
J. Jones notched her 10th consecutive double-figure game and scored a regular season career-high with 31 points (12-16) and 13 rebounds and went 5-of-5 from the foul line. This performance marked Jones’ 7th double-double of the season and 46th of her career. She now has 200 points and 100 rebounds on the season.
Brionna Jones followed with 14 points and eight rebounds on the night and shot 6-of-6 from the freethrow line for a new career high FTM. Jones also notched her 600th career point (605).
DeWanna Bonner added 13 points and also went perfect from the line (4-4).
Jasmine Thomas dished out a season-high nine assists and added seven points and five rebounds.
Hiedeman came off the bench and scored seven points and tallied the 300th point of her career (304).
New York scored a season low in points this season (64). The team’s previous low was 72 in a loss against the Mystics.
Rebecca Allen came off the bench and led the way for the Liberty with 14 points, 12 of which were from behind the arc.
The Sun outrebounded New York, 38 to 22. Connecticut scored 44 points in the paint compared to the Liberty’s 18.