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Liberty Whip Comets, Remain Wnba’s Only Unbeaten Team

By Associated Press

Sophia Witherspoon scored 21 points as the New York Liberty remained the WNBA’s only unbeaten team after a 65-58 victory over the Houston Comets on Friday night.

Witherspoon was 8 for 13 from the field, including 3 for 5 from 3-point range for New York (6-0).

After building a 31-26 halftime lead with their running game, the Comets (4-3) slowed down after intermission as the Liberty tightened their defense.

After just two points in the first half, Rebecca Lobo responded with 11 second-half points to help the Liberty. She also had a team-high 11 rebounds.

The tighter defense also forced 21 Houston turnovers for the game, which the Liberty converted into 17 points.

Liberty 65, Comets 58

New York (65) - Lobo 5-14 2-4 13, Ford 2-6 1-2 5, Hampton 4-7 2-4 10, Weatherspoon 4-7 2-2 10, Witherspoon 8-13 2-4 21, Trice 1-3 1-2 3, Blades 1-5 0-0 3, Wicks 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-58 10-18 65.

Houston (58) - Thompson 6-16 0-0 15, Arcain 3-7 2-3 8, Guyton 3-4 2-6 8, Woosley 2-3 0-0 4, Cooper 4-14 3-4 13, Harris 3-7 0-0 8, Jackson 1-3 0-0 2, Perrot 0-1 0-0 0, Pollini 0-3 0-0 0, Gay 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-59 7-13 58.

Halftime-Houston 31-26. 3-Point goals-New York 5-15, (Witherspoon 3-5, Lobo 1-4, Blades 1-5, Ford 0-1), Houston 7-19, (Thompson 3-7, Harris 2-3, Cooper 2-7, Woosley 0-1, Perrot 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-New York 41 (Lobo 11), Houston 43 (Arcain, Harris 7). Assists-New York 13 (Weatherspoon 6), Houston 16 (Cooper 8). Total fouls- New York 14, Houston 18. A-10,239.

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