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Stars resume season with loss to Liberty at home

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AT&T Center – With his team in the bottom of the Western Conference, San Antonio Stars coach Dan Hughes wants to see improvement from his team. Despite another loss, Friday night may have been just that.


Jayne Appel-Marinelli had a career-high 17 points, but it was not enough as the Stars fell 84-77 to the New York Liberty in front of 6,831 fans at the AT&T Center on Friday night.

Moriah Jefferson was the other lone Star in double figures with 16 points. Jefferson led San Antonio (5-19) on a 7-0 run in the third quarter, but it was not meant to be as the Silver and Black lost their sixth straight.

The Liberty were led by Sugar Rodgers’ 18 points, including eight in the third quarter. Tina Charles added 13 and Swin Cash chipped in 10 for New York (19-8), who sit atop the Eastern Conference.

Up next: The Stars are now 5-19 on the season and will return to the court on Sunday when they travel to Washington to face the Mystics at 6 p.m. inside the Verizon Center.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.

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