Longhorns in the WNBA: July 11
Forward Tiffany Jackson recorded 14 points off the bench in the New York Liberty's 79-83 loss to the San Antonio Silver Stars, July 8. The former Longhorn played 22 minutes in the tightly-contested match against the Silver Stars, who are in possession of the WNBA's best record. Jackson came in hot off the bench knocking down her first seven shots to stop a Spurs' 9-0 run.
Jackson's 14 points and team-leading seven rebounds were well above her season average, but weren't enough as San Antonio took the win. Up next for Jackson and the Liberty is the Connecticut Sun. Jackson will face another Longhorns grad in Jamie Carey on Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. in Connecticut. ESPN2 will broadcast the former Longhorns' match-up.
Point guard Jamie Carey, the longest tenured player for the Sun, recorded the only 3-pointer from the bench in Connecticut's 82-88 loss at Detroit. With only one turnover, Carey scored three points with one assist and made one field goal. The Sun dropped out of first place in the Eastern Conference as Detroit now holds the playoff tiebreaker with their two home wins.
A little over a week ago, Carey netted three from beyond the arc in Connecticut's 78-68 win over the Houston Comets. She was the second best non-starter scorer with nine points. Carey had two rebounds with one assist and was 3-of-5 from the field.
The Connecticut Sun will host the New York Liberty Tuesday, July 15.