The final score made the game seem a bit closer than it was, but from two minutes in, the Liberty had the game in hand. Case in point: the Monarchs only scored 31.9% from the field. From the 3-Point line? A measly 13.3% (2-15). There's not much more to it than that. A victory is a victory, but except for Jenny Boucek's tears, there's very little to celebrate in this game.
Yo! Beer guy! I need a drink!
The Monarchs were silenced, the Liberty entrenched their hold on 3rd spot in the East, and all across Sacramento, overly upbeat fans finally remembered what bitterness tasted like.
- Rebekkah Brunson score 18 points and 9 rebounds. Only one other Monarch scored more than 10 (Nicole Powell, 11), while only two others scored more than seven (Adrian Williams with 8, Yolanda Griffith with 7).
- Liberty: 48+% from the field, 36.8% from the arc.
- The Liberty still have a bit of a problem with turnovers, with an 18-11 edge over Sacramento.
- Tiffany Jackson: 4 personal fouls in less than 12 minutes of play. Some throw some water on her.
- Strong but not overwhelming crowd of 8.8K+
- Doran, Bowen, and Weber sat. It's back to the old routine, I guess...
It feels good to win those two, putting us at 10-8 (not 9-7, as I had previously reported) and two games ahead of Chicago (3.5 out of 1st). When I heard about the Detroit game, I was pumped, but when I checked in and saw the Liberty so far ahead, I was practically dancing in the street.
Cool video up on McCarville and Weber walking around the streets of New York and trying food. Both are the proverbial bomb, but Weber's accent? It makes me weak in the knees.
AROUND THE LEAGUE...
No, no... there's been enough news today. I picked the winners for Friday's games but forgot the rest of the weekend. No games until tomorrow, however, and then I can get back to my ignorance-is-bliss ways. Liberty Belle up before 6. Until then...
See ya, Space Cowboy...