Sky vs Stars Preview 6/21

Sean Gantwerker and Caleigh Ryan

June 19, 2016

The Sky returns home from a four-game road trip to take on the San Antonio Stars at 7:00 CDT on Tuesday, June 21 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

The Sky returns home with a 5-7 record, looking to rebound from a hard-fought 101-97 overtime loss to the Atlanta Dream on June 17. The Sky got off to a 38-27 start in the first period (their highest first quarter total this season), but the Dream battled back to tie the game heading into the half. The teams held serve with one another for the third and fourth quarters, as they headed to overtime where an Elena Delle Donne three gave the Sky a 95-91 lead, but that proved to be the Sky’s last field goal of the game. A put back from Elizabeth Williams tied the game at 97, and the Dream hit four of six free throws in the final minute to take the victory. Elena Delle Donne finished with a game-high 26 points to go with six rebounds and three assists. Courtney Vandersloot and Tamera Young both claimed season-highs in points with 16 and 15 points respectively. Angel McCoughtry finished with a team-high 22 points and brought down five rebounds. There were 21 lead changes and 18 ties during the contest.

The Stars will make a stop in Connecticut before heading to Rosemont to take on the Sky. As of this writing, San Antonio sits at 2-8 and is coming off an 84-75 loss to the Indiana Fever on June 17. The Fever got off to a hot start and took a 42-29 lead into the half. The Stars battled back in the third, outscoring Indiana 26-13 and tying the game at 55. The Stars took their first lead of the game early in the fourth on a Kayla McBride three before Indiana went on an 8-0 run to reclaim the lead and earn the victory. Kayla. McBride led the Stars with 21 Points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Rookie guard Moriah Jefferson added 15 points and 4 steals. Fever star Tamika Catchings finished with a game-high 23 Pts to go with three rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks.

The Sky lost their previous contest with the Stars 79-78 on May 27 at the AT&T Center. Elena Delle Donne led the Sky with 27 points and brought down nine rebounds before fouling out with 1:28 left to play in the game. Haley Peters scored all 16 of her points in the fourth quarter to help San Antonio come back from a 15-point deficit. The Stars shot 61% and scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to edge past the Sky. Allie Quigley finished with 16 points, while Jamierra Faulkner added nine and a career-high 11 assists.

Tip-off between the Sky and Stars is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 21 in Rosemont. The Sky will then hit the road to take on the New York Liberty on Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. CDT

before returning to the Allstate Arena on June 29 to face the Indiana Fever at 11:30 a.m. CDT. Tickets start as low as $18. Call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit CHICAGOSKY.NET to purchase tickets today.