Sabrina Ionescu leads Liberty to rout of Lynx


NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 26 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to help the New York Liberty rout the Minnesota Lynx 88-69.

The Liberty’s No. 1 draft pick in 2020 had 13 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the first half, including hitting a shot from half-court at the end of the second quarter to give New York a 45-37 advantage at the break.

Ionescu sat out the entire fourth quarter, leaving her short of a triple-double. The NCAA’s career leader in the stat had her only pro triple-double against Minnesota last season.

Kayla McBride scored 13 points to lead Minnesota (3-9).