After a long two weeks, the Chicago Sky (8-14) finally return home from a five-game road trip to take on the Phoenix Mercury (11-10).
Sky guard Allie Quigley showed why she’s the tenth leading scorer in the WNBA (16.8 points per a game) by scoring 20 points on a sizzling 10-14 shooting in Tuesday’s 93-72 loss vs. the Connecticut Sun (13-9).
The Sky forwards had productive performances too. Jessica Breland shot a perfect 6-6 and finished with 12 points, and reserve Keisha Hampton added another 12 points off the bench.
The Sun leader was forward Alyssa Thomas. She had 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists. Their All-Star center Jonquel Jones recorded a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds. The Sun starting backcourt of Courtney Williams and Jasmine Thomas each scored 17 points.
The Sky outshined the Sun in three-point shooting 45% to 28% and shot 44% from the field, which was a hair less than the Sun 45%. The free-throw shooting was an entirely different story, the Sun shot 19-22 from the line and the Sky shot only 2-5. The Sun also won the rebound battle 44-28.
The Sky are 0-2 vs. the Phoenix Mercury this season and each loss was by 8 points (June 1; 99-91, June 16; 86-78). In their most recent meeting on June 16, Allie Quigley led the Sky with 19 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds. Jessica Breland added 18 points on a spectacular 7-12 shooting performance.
Mercury center Brittney Griner had a game-high 27 points, 9 rebounds. Diana Taurasi chipped in 15 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds.
The Mercury shot 28-39 from the free-throw line to the Sky’s 15-21. The Mercury defense forced 15 Sky turnovers, and got 9 steals and 5 blocked shots.
The Mercury are hurting after their WNBA leading scorer center Brittney Griner (22.3 points per a game) got sidelined due to injury. The Mercury have lost their last four games.
Mercury vs. Sky tips off at 7:00 PM CDT Tuesday, July 28, 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.