Pondexter, Pierson lead Liberty past Sky

Cappie Pondexter is congratulated by teammate Leilani Mitchell Cappie Pondexter is congratulated by teammate Leilani Mitchell after sinking a shot at the halftime buzzer during a game against the Connecticut Sun. (Aug. 16, 2012) Photo Credit: Jason Decrow

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ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Cappie Pondexter scored 25 points and Plenette Pierson added 21 as the New York Liberty beat the Chicago Sky 77-67 Tuesday night.

The Liberty (8-13) saw an 18-point second half lead trimmed to six early in the fourth quarter, then rebuilt a double-digit advantage and maintained it the rest of the way.

Sylvia Fowles scored 18 points, Shay Murphy had 16 and Epiphanny Prince added 10 for the Sky (8-12), who lost their seventh straight and 11th in 12.

Prince, playing in her third game since returning from a foot injury, was carried off the court with 4:51 to play after rolling her right ankle. She didn't return, but was seen standing courtside through the final minutes.

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