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Sabrina Ionescu suffers sprained ankle in New York Liberty’s WNBA loss

BRADENTON, Fla. — New York top draft pick Sabrina Ionescu injured her ankle in the second quarter against Atlanta and did not return to action in the Liberty’s 84-78 loss to the Dream on Friday night.

Ionescu, the No. 1 pick in April’s draft out of Oregon, was bringing the ball up court and rolled her left ankle when she got tangled up with Atlanta’s Betnijah Laney with about five minutes left in the opening half. She finished with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

According to NBA TV, Ionescu sprained her ankle and underwent X-rays that were reported after the game to be negative.

Sabrina Ionescu just suffered a gruesome ankle injury

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Betnijah Laney scored a career-high 30 points to lead Atlanta to the win. Rookie Chennedy Carter added 17 points and Monique Billings had eight points and 15 rebounds for Atlanta.

Laney’s 3-pointer with two minutes left in the third quarter gave Atlanta a 14-point their biggest of the game but New York (0-3) chipped away, trimming its deficit to 73-71 when Layshia Clarendon made a short jumper with 2:45 to play. Carter answered with a pull-up jumper and then Billings made two free throws and the Liberty got no closer.

Rookie Jazmine Jones scored a season-high 20 points to lead New York and Clarendon scored 16. Ionescu had 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting in 12 minutes.

Laney made a pull-up jumper to pull Atlanta within two at halftime and then the Dream scored the first 13 second-half points to make it 54-43 midway through the third quarter.

Ionescu, who won AP All-American honors three times at Oregon, shattered the NCAA career triple-double mark (for both men and women) with 26 and became the first player in college history to have 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.

She helped the Ducks win the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament titles as a senior while averaging 17.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds. She was named the conference’s most outstanding player of the tournament and of the regular season.

The 5-foot-11 guard was also named AP Player of the Year and won the Wooden Award, the Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy.

Sabally leads Dallas Wings to win

Satou Sabally had season highs of 23 points and 17 rebounds and made critical plays down the stretch as the Dallas Wings overcame a 14-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Indiana Fever 76-73 on Friday night.

Arike Ogunbowale scored 15 points and Kayla Thornton added 11 for the Wings (2-1).

Candice Dupree and Tiffany Mitchell led Indiana (1-2) with 11 points apiece.

Sabally scored seven points in a 14-3 run that trimmed Dallas’ deficit to 64-62 when she converted a three-point play early in the fourth quarter. Sabally was the No. 2 pick in April’s draft after Ionescu, her former college teammate at Oregon.

Stephanie Mavunga’s layup pushed Indiana’s lead to six with 3:41 to play. Tyasha Harris made 1-of-2 free throws to make it 74-73 with 1:24 left and give the Wings their first lead since early in the second quarter. After the teams each had two empty possessions, Sabally blocked a layup attempt by Kelsey Mitchell and then hit two free throws to cap the scoring.

Tiffany Mitchell missed a potential tying 3-pointer that was tightly contested by Sabally at the buzzer.



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