Moore Leads Lynx Over Liberty 79-69
NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore scored 25 points and the Minnesota Lynx remained unbeaten with a 79-69 win over the New York Liberty on Tuesday night.
Minnesota (6-0) took it right to New York, building a 28-11 advantage after the first quarter thanks to Moore. She had 11 points, hitting five of her first six shots in the opening period.
New York (2-3) rallied within 31-25 in the second quarter with Moore on the bench. She subbed back in and the Lynx, who are the unanimous top choice in the AP WNBA power poll, built a 15-point halftime lead.
Minnesota led by 23 in the second half before New York cut it to 73-67 on a three-point play by Sugar Rodgers with just over 2 minutes left. Renee Montgomery answered with a pullup jumper and the Liberty could get no closer than six the rest of the way.
Tina Charles, who entered the game leading the WNBA in scoring and rebounding, had 23 points and 11 boards.