NEW YORK (AP) - Cappie Pondexter scored a season high-21 points and Tina Charles added 14 to help the New York Liberty snap a three-game losing streak with an 81-64 win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.
Alex Montgomery added 13 points and Anna Cruz had 10 for the Liberty (3-5), who came into the game with the second worst record in the league.
Kara Lawson scored 17 points to lead Washington (4-4), which was playing its third game in five days.
New York jumped to a 10-0 lead at the outset and was never seriously challenged the rest of the way. Lawson helped the Mystics briefly get back into the game with a steal and buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the quarter to narrow the gap to 22-17.
But then Charles and Pondexter got rolling and New York used an 18-4 run to increase the advantage to 50-28 late in the half.