WNBA: Liberty down Sun with three-point barrage

Stefanie Dolson scored 16 points and the Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 81-77 on Wednesday night. Dolson had one of her team’s 13 threes, and she helped Liberty close out the game Wednesday.

New York set a season high for first-half points with 51 after shooting 48.7% from the field, including 10 of 21 behind the arc. The Liberty finished at 44.9% overall, going 13 of 32 from behind the arc.

Sami Whitcomb made her fourth 3-pointer, capping a 7-0 run, to extend New York’s lead to 65-54 midway through the third quarter. Whitcomb and Natasha Howard each scored 14 points and Marine Johannes added 11 for the New York (7-10).

Courtney Williams scored 16 points for Connecticut (12-6). Jonquel Jones, Brionna Jones and DeWanna Bonner each scored 12. New York has started June with 6-3 being among the best teams in the league despite a slow start in May.

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