UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Rookie Essence Carson scored 15 points and the New York Liberty advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 66-62 win over the Connecticut Sun on Monday night.

Shameka Christon had 13 points and Janel McCarville added 12 points and seven rebounds to help the Liberty win a postseason series for the first time since 2004. New York beat Detroit in the first round that year before getting swept by Connecticut.

SILVER STARS 86, MONARCHS 81: At San Antonio, Sophia Young scored 27 points to lead the San Antonio Silver Stars to a 86-81 overtime victory over the Sacramento Monarchs on Monday in the decisive Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. San Antonio advances to the Western Conference finals for the second straight year. The Silver Stars will play on the road Thursday against the winner of the Los Angeles-Seattle series, which is tied 1-1 with Game 3 Tuesday.