Cappie Pondexter scored 25 points to lead New York to an 87-72 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday night, snapping the Liberty's longest winless start in franchise history.
Essence Carson had 16 points and Plenette Pierson added 14 for New York (1-5), which lost by 23 points at Indiana the previous night. Leilani Mitchell scored 13 points and Kia Vaughn had 10.
Tamika Catchings scored 19 points and Katie Douglas had 15 for the Fever (4-1). Briann January added 12 points and Shavonte Zellous 10.
The Liberty, who shot 44 percent (31 for 70), led by double digits from late in the second quarter until the Fever made a run down the stretch in the fourth.
After Vaughn's jumper with 6:20 to go put the Liberty ahead 75-58, matching its largest lead of the game, the Fever used a 12-2 run to pull within seven with 3:20 to go. January and Jessica Davenport had four points each during Indiana's spurt.
However, Pondexter scored nine points as the Liberty outscored the Fever 12-6 the re...