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Epiphanny Prince comes up clutch late in Liberty win over Dream

Liberty guard Epiphanny Prince brings the ball up

Liberty guard Epiphanny Prince brings the ball up court against the Chicago Sky at Madison Square Garden on July 14, 2017. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

ATLANTA — Shavonte Zellous had 20 points, Epiphanny Prince scored all four of her points in the final 30 seconds, and the Liberty held off the Atlanta Dream 83-77 on Friday night.

The Liberty led by double figures for much of the game but Atlanta used a 9-0 fourth-quarter run to pull to 71-65 with 4:44 left.

After a timeout with 49.5 seconds left, Atlanta’s Brittney Sykes hit a 3-pointer from the corner to get the Dream within 75-74. Prince answered with her first basket of the game, a pull-up jumper, to extend the Liberty’s lead to 77-74. Atlanta’s Layshia Clarendon missed a 3-pointer and Prince made two free throws with 19.9 seconds left for a five-point lead.

Tina Charles had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Liberty (14-12). Sugar Rodgers added 12 points.

Sykes scored 16 points for Atlanta (10-17), which lost its sixth straight.

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