Comeback win for Dream

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After falling to the Aces on Wednesday night, the Atlanta Dream scored a big 84-78 win against New York on Friday night.

Atlanta’s record against the New York Liberty improved to 18-27 all-time.

Betnijah Laney led the team in scoring a career high record of 30 points, making it her second double-digit effort of the season.

Rookie Chennedy Carter gained her third straight double-digit scoring effort with 17 points.

Elizabeth Williams finished with her first double-double of the season and 12th of her career with 15 points, 10 rebounds. Williams hit her 1,000th career rebounds with the win against Liberty.

“I think what she did that made a huge difference tonight was some of her offensive rebounds. Not that she hasn’t had a couple in our early games, but the late offensive rebound putback she had was huge [and] the late steal on that baseline out of bounds. Just the little plays that were big. She really guards people. She’s physical, and when you take her and you take [Layshia Clarendon] it’s kind of like bangin’ on bangin’ back and forth. She just made shots.” said Nicki Collens on what Betnijah Laney did different than she’s done in the first two games.

“I’ve worked really hard in the off-season. [It is] just me having the opportunity, and [head coach Nicki Collen] having the confidence in my offensive abilities and just giving me that freedom has really set me free.” said Chennedy Carter on what’s enabling her to be successful.

Up Next:  Atlanta Dream now 2-1 will go toe to toe against the Indiana Fever on Sunday in Bradenton Fl, at the IMG Academy at 3:30 ET on FOX Sports South.

Stay tuned for more updates and coverage of the WNBA/Atlanta Dream 2020 Season.

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