The New York Liberty fell to 3-6 on the WNBA season Sunday with a 73-64 loss to the 6-1 Chicago Sky at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
"I was nervous about his game. It was our fifth game in eight days, and we have traveled commercially to Indiana and Washington and back. Chicago has played twice during that period of time. That is what made me nervous about this game," said Liberty coach John Whisenant. "Although Chicago is an excellent team and does a good job of disrupting what we try to do, we just weren't sharp. We were a step slow on loose balls. Offensively we were standing like we were running in mud. Defensively we tried at times and bothered them a little bit, but we just couldn't maintain it. All in all that's what leads to a loss."
The Liberty got 22 points and six rebounds from Cappie Pondexter and 16 points and six rebounds from Kia Vaughn.
""They were just the better team today. We didn't dictate a lot on the defensive end. Epiphanny (Prince) had a field day. She kept them in the game. When we came in and tried to make a run or get stops, she gave them the confidence to keep going," said Pondexter.
Prince led the Sky with a game-high 26 points.
The LIberty travel to the Mohegan Sun Arena Friday to face the Connecticut Sun at 7 p.m. ET.