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Empty Sky: Chicago held to one 4th-quarter point by Liberty

Aug 4, 2011 - 6:36 PM Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - The New York Liberty set a WNBA record on Thursday in a 59-49 win over Chicago, holding the Sky to just one point in the fourth quarter.

Chicago led by as many as 12 during the contest and held a 48-43 edge heading to the final period, but went absolutely ice cold the rest of the way. The Sky missed each of their 10 shots from the field and turned the ball over nine times in the final 10 minutes.

The previous WNBA record for futility in one period was four points, set three different times.

Nicole Powell's three-pointer with 5:15 left gave New York its first lead of the game at 51-48. She followed with the next two buckets and Kia Vaughn added a jumper for a 57-48 advantage with just over three minutes remaining before Epiphanny Prince made the second of two free throws for Chicago's only point of the period.

Essence Carson made two from the line with 2:04 to play and the Sky missed a trio of shots with one turnover down the stretch.

Powell scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Liberty, who have won two straight and three of their last four. Cappie Pondexter led New York with 15 points, while Carson chipped in 11 off the bench.

Sylvia Fowles led Chicago with 11 points and eight rebounds, while Prince scored nine points. The Sky, who finished with 23 turnovers, have lost two straight and four of their last five.