Candice (bessie_smith) wrote in wnba_fans,

Coming on to the court for the Shock, Hall of Famer, Nancy Lieberman!

From Yahoo!: HOUSTON (AP)—Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman showed she still had one nifty pass left in her.

The 50-year-old Lieberman had two assists, including a no-look pass in the closing minutes of the Detroit Shock’s 79-61 loss to the Houston Comets on Thursday night.

Lieberman made a one-time only appearance in the Shock’s first game since Tuesday night’s bench-clearing melee with the Los Angeles Sparks.

Five Shock players were suspended and Cheryl Ford sustained a season-ending injury, prompting coach Bill Laimbeer to offer Lieberman a seven-day contract.

Lieberman played nine minutes, seven in the fourth quarter, when the game’s outcome was decided. The Shock players tried to get her in a position to score every time down the floor at the end, but Lieberman could only get off one shot.
I saw some highlights, and Nancy did alright from someone who hadn't played professionally in 11 years. And, Nancy surpassed her own record as the oldest player to appear in a WNBA game, originally set in 1997 when she played for the Phoenix Mercury when she was 39. Way to go, Nancy!
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