With the win at Mohegan Sun Arena, the Sky inched one step closer to punching its second consecutive post-season ticket. Chicago is now tied for third place in the East with the Indiana Fever, just one game behind second place.
Eleven of Chicago's first 13 points in the game came from the free throw line. Delle Donne delivered seven points off the bench and Epiphanny Prince closed the first quarter with a flashy three-point play in the paint to give the Sky the lead, 20-19, after one.
Allie Quigley delivered six points on 3-of-4 shooting in the second quarter to help the Sky keep pace with Connecticut. The Sun converted seven offensive rebounds into 11-second chance points to take the 41-36 lead at the break.
Jamierra Faulkner and Sylvia Fowles combined for the Sky's first nine points to start the second half. After being held scoreless in the first 20 min. After Connecticut led 49-46, the Sky closed the third quarter with 12-0 run, led by 10 consecutive points from Epiphanny Prince. Chicago held Connecticut to just 10 points in the quarter to take a 58-51 lead heading into the fourth.
"The good thing about it was that we married that defensive quarter to some offensive execution," said Sky Head Coach Pokey Chatman. "The ball wasn't sticking as much, I thought early on we let the ball stick and didn't move it around as much"
Elena Delle Donne started the fourth quarter connecting on back-to-back jump shots, as the Sky extended a 25-10 run that began in the third quarter. Once the Sky stretched its lead to 12 points (76-64) with 2:41 remaining, Connecticut could not cut into the double-digit lead, and the Sky cruised to the 82-66 victory. Prince led the Sky with 20 points while the Sky's bench, led by Delle Donne and Quigley, added 38 points.
The Sky concludes a two-game road swing at Minnesota on Thursday, August 7. Catch the nationally televised matchup between the Sky and Lynx on ESPN2 at 7:00 p.m. CT.