Augustus leads Lynx in 102-70 win over Liberty 22 Jun 12

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored a season-high 26 points, rookie Devereaux Peters added a career-best 18, and the Minnesota Lynx got back on track by beating the New York Liberty 102-70 on Thursday night.

Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 15 points for Minnesota (11-1), which started the season a WNBA-best 10-0 before losing to Seattle on Sunday.

Cappie Pondexter scored a season-high 30 points to lead the Liberty (4-8). Nicole Powell scored 16 and made all four 3-point attempts as New York lost for the third time in four games.

Six of the Liberty’s losses this season have been by at least 15 points — four by at least 23, including a franchise-worst 97-55 defeat at Connecticut last Friday.


The Lynx have won 12 straight at home since a loss to New York on Sept. 2 last season.