The new look roster of the Chicago Sky (9-16) look forward to keeping their winning momentum as they host the Atlanta Dream (10-14). This will be the first game of a four game home-stand for the Sky.
The Sky’s two-headed guard monster of Allie Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot just sprouted another head with guard/forward Kahleah Copper making her first start of the season. The three-guard set was marvelous in the 81-70 win vs. the Indiana Fever (8-17) on Friday. Vandersloot led the way with her third straight double-double with 18 points, 10 assists. Quigley was right behind her with 15 points, and Copper, in her new significant role, added another 13 points, including an explosive 9 points in the 2nd quarter.
The Fever had three post players score in double-figures, led by forward Candice Dupree’s 18 points, 6 rebounds. Center Natalie Achonwa dropped 14 points, and forward Tiffany Mitchell scored 11 points.
The Sky shot a perfect 100% (9-9) from the free-throw line vs. the Fever. The Sky knocked down 8-19 three-pointers to the Fever’s 4-13 in three-pointers, and also out rebounded the Fever 39-28.
This will be the Chicago Sky’s fourth and final regular season matchup vs. the Atlanta Dream this season. The Sky lead the season series 2-1.
The last time the two teams met, it was an 82-78 Sky win back on June 23.
The Sky had only three players score over 6 points vs. the Dream, but the three that did were outstanding. Quigley led the way with a game-high 22 points. Stefanie Dolson got 19 points on 8-12 shooting and snagged a team-high 8 rebounds. Veteran guard Cappie Pondexter nearly had a double-double, she had 17 points, 9 assists.
The Dream were led by forward Elizabeth Williams. She recorded her second double-double of the season with 20 points, 10 rebounds. High-scoring rookie guard Brittney Skyes put in 18 points off the bench.
The Sky shot 91.7% from the free-throw line, and the Dream shot a nasty 60.9% in the contest. The Sky slivered out the Dream in rebounds 39-38 and the Sky out assisted the Dream 24-18.
The Dream have losses three straight games, including a pair of losses to the Western Conference leading Minnesota Lynx (20-2). In their most recent 69-54 loss to the Lynx on Thursday, the Lynx outscored the Dream 23-2 in the fourth quarter.
Dream vs. Sky tips off at 7:00 PM CDT Saturday, August 5, at All-State Arena in Rosemont. Tickets start as low as $18. Call 866.SKY.WNBA or visi CHICAGOSKY.NET to purchase tickets today. You can also watch the Sky on The U Too or WNBA League Pass. For live updates, download the Sky mobile app from the App Store or on Google Play.