Liberty fall to Aces in matinee

Natasha Howard scored 19 points in the Liberty's loss.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

On Thursday, the New York Liberty (9-15) fell to the Las Vegas Aces (17-7), 108-74, in the third and final game of their 2022 season series.

At Barclays Center, the Liberty finished on 34.9% (22-63) shooting from the field, 30.8% (8-26) from three, and 88% (22-25) at the free throw line.

Up Next: The New York Liberty will hit the road to take on the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m. ET.


Q1: Las Vegas opened the game on a 12-0 run through the 7:47 mark of the first quarter. In total, the Aces went on a 29-9 run from the 9:40 mark of the first to the 3:21 mark of the quarter.

*Q2: *The Aces went on a 10-2 run from the 8:53 mark of the second through the 5:43 mark of the quarter.

*Q3: *There were no significant runs in this quarter.

*Q4: *There were no significant runs in this quarter.


Three Liberty players scored in double figures in tonight’s game (Howard, Onyenwere, Johannès).

After scoring the Liberty’s first seven points of the game, *Natasha Howard *totaled a team-high 19 points on 66.7% (8-12) shooting from the field and a game-high nine rebounds.

*Michaela Onyenwere *finished with a season-high 14 points on 40% (4-10) shooting from the floor and four rebounds – her first double-digit scoring game of the season.

*Marine Johannès *finished with 10 points on 50% (3-6) from the field and four assists.

For Las Vegas, *A’ja Wilson *scored a game-high 25 points and added four rebounds, three steals and two blocks.