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Chicago Sky Beat New York Liberty 73-64

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Epiphanny Prince scored 26 points to help the Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty 73-64 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory

Prince, a former Rutgers player, scored 10 points in the second quarter and had eight in the third.

The Sky are 6-1, the best start in the team’s history.

Cappie Pondexter, also a former Rutgers player, led New York (3-6) with 22 points. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Liberty, playing their fourth game in seven days.

Tamera Young had 12 points for the Sky, and Sylvia Fowles finished 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Kia Vaughn added 16 points for New York.

The Sky then broke open the game with an 8-0 run in the second quarter. Swin Cash made two rebound baskets and Prince hit a long 3-pointer, giving Chicago a 33-22 lead with 4:41 left in the half.

Prince, who had 13 points at the half, hit another trey with 38 seconds left, giving the Sky their biggest lead at 38-25 and they took a 38-27 lead into intermission.

The Liberty shot 31 percent in the first half, but Pondexter had 15 points at the break.

Prince maintained the offensive onslaught in the third quarter, scoring eight points, all from the perimeter, enabling the Sky to hold onto the double-digit advantage.

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