GAME PREVIEW: Sun Host Liberty in Annual Camp Day Contest

Uncasville, CT:  The Connecticut Sun (17-4) host the New York Liberty (17-4) in the team’s annual Camp Day on Wednesday, July 10th at 11:00 AM ET at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun will look for their first win over the Liberty in 2024, dropping the first contest on June 8, 82-75. The game will air on NBC Sports Boston and stream live on WNBA League Pass.


Last Time Out:

Last time out on Sunday afternoon, the Connecticut Sun defeated the Atlanta Dream, 80-67, at Mohegan Sun Arena. DeWanna Bonner had a career day, notching a team-high 23 points behind a career-high seven three-pointers in the win. Tiffany Mitchell notched a season high 13 points, while Brionna Jones added 11 points, four rebounds and three assists on the day. Connecticut hit a season-high 10 three-point field goals going 10/23 (43.5%) from beyond the arc.

Lock-Down Defense vs. Offensive Threat:

The Connecticut Sun takes pride in their overall team defense, holding its opponents to a league-best 72.8 points per game this season. They also rank first in OPP FGM (26.9), OPP FGA (61.6), OPP 3PM (6.1), OPP 3PA (19.9), OPP OREB (7.0) and OPP REB (30.7) as of July 7. The Sun will put their defense to the test against the Liberty’s high-powered offense. New York enters Wednesday’s game leading the league in 3PM (10.4) and second in the league in PPG (86.7).

Opponent History:

Connecticut is 48-46 all-time against New York during the regular season, including a 28-20 record at home. The Liberty have had the Sun’s number as of late, entering Wednesday’s tilt riding a five-game regular season win streak against Connecticut dating back to the beginning of the 2023 season. New York is coming off an 83-78 loss to the Indiana Fever on Saturday. Sabrina Ionescu led the Liberty with 22 points in the effort. Head Coach Sandy Brondello is in her third season with New York.

Sun-Liberty Connections:

  • Liberty center Jonquel Jones played six seasons with the Connecticut Sun (2016-2019, 2021-2022). During her time with the Sun, she was named WNBA MVP (2021), WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year (2018) and WNBA Most Improved Player (2017).
  • Liberty guard Betnijah Laney-Hamilton played one season with the Connecticut Sun (2018).
  • Sun guard Moriah Jefferson and Liberty forward Breanna Stewart played four seasons at the University of Connecticut, winning four consecutive NCAA National Championships (2012-2016).
  • Sun forward Alyssa Thomas will suit up alongside the Liberty’s Breanna Stewart and Sabrina Ionescu on the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
  • Sun forward DeWanna Bonner and center Brionna Jones will suit up alongside the Liberty’s Jonquel Jones on Team WNBA in the 2024 WNBA All-Star Game.