Still within the reach of a playoff spot and with only three games remaining, the Chicago Sky (12-19) look to finish strong, as they host the Dallas Wings (15-17).
Stefanie Dolson reminded everyone why she was selected a WNBA All-Star this season. Dolson scored a game-high 22 points on an automatic 70% shooting, including a perfect 2-2 from three-point territory in the August 27 92-62 loss vs. the New York Liberty (20-12). Second year guard/forward Kahleah Copper was another bright spot for the Sky. Copper’s quickness was on display the entire game, as she weaved around defenders for a career-tying 17 points on 6-10 shooting.
A pair of Liberty post players presented problems for the Sky. Tina Charles had 22 points, 8 rebounds, and Kiah Stokes reeled in her 4th double-double of the season (second vs. Sky) with 10 points, 10 rebounds.
The Liberty out-rebounded the Sky 46-25, including an outlandish 18-2 in offensive rebounds. The Liberty also took care of the ball, they only committed 8 turnovers compared to the Sky’s 23 turnovers.
August 30 will be the Sky’s third and final matchup vs. the Wings this season, and none more important. The series is tied at 1-1 and it’s a must win for the Sky if they wish to keep their playoff hopes alive.
July 16 was the most recent game between the two, and it ended in a 106-112 double overtime win for the Wings.
In the high scoring bout, Dolson, Allie Quigley and Jessica Breland all scored 20+ points. Vandersloot added a double-double with 10 points, 10 assists.
The Wing’s had a duo of guards lead the way. Skylar Diggins-Smith had 26 points and Kaela Davis had 23 points on 9-13 shooting off the bench.
Although the Sky lost the turnover battle 21-12, they still hung around and forced two extra periods, but the Wings outscored the Sky 10-4 in the second overtime and secured the win.
The Wings are 2-1 in their last three games, their most recent was an 83-78 win over the Washington Mystics (17-4).
Wings vs. Sky tips off at 7:00 PM CDT Wednesday, August 30, at All-State Arena in Rosemont. Tickets start as low as $18. Call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit CHICAGOSKY.NET to purchase tickets today. You can also watch the game on The U Too or WNBA League Pass. For live updates, download the Sky mobile app from the App Store or on Google Play.