Tiffany Hayes helps Dream beat Liberty 92-81 in overtime
By DOUG FEINBERG
AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Hayes, playing in her first game of the season, scored nine of her 21 points in overtime to lift the Atlanta Dream to a 92-81 win over the New York Liberty. Hayes, sidelined with a right knee injury, scored the first seven points in OT. She hit a 3-pointer from each wing and was fouled shooting another 3. She made only 1 of 3 free throws to make it 86-79. Natasha Howard finally got New York on the board in the extra session with a layup, but that only cut the deficit to 88-81 with just over 2 minutes left. Atlanta (9-11) wouldn’t let the Liberty get any closer. Erica Wheeler hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game to OT. Stefanie Dolson scored 20 points to lead New York.