Sky Storm Back

Sky Storm Back

The Sky was looking to get back on track Thursday night as they faced the Seattle Storm for the second and final time this regular season. The Sky came to Seattle hoping to steal one back from the Storm after they fell 69-60 to the Western Conference team back at Allstate Arena on July 2. This time around, the game fell in the Skys favor as they defeated the Storm 79-66 in an epic comeback.

The Sky got off to a rough start despite leading 5-2 early. The Sky forced two Storm air balls to start the game, but they found themselves trailing 18-14 at the end of the first quarter. To counter their rough shooting start the Storm reenergized going on a 16-9 run to quiet the Sky.

The Storm continued its hot shooting in the second quarter as they made 50% from the field and 43% from three point land in the half. Meanwhile, the Skys offensive struggles continued as they shot just 36% from the field and 0% from three and trailed 29-39 at the end of the half.

The Sky came out aggressive in the second half scoring the first six points to cut the deficit to four, but the Storms strong shooting effort continued while the Sky struggled to make shots a critical times. The Storm took a game high 16-point lead with four minutes left in the third quarter. The Sky went into the final quarter down 47-60.

Chicago took the court in the final quarter looking like a completely different team. A 16-0 run led by Epiphanny Prince, Allie Quigley and Sylvia Fowles, gave the Sky their first lead since the first quarter. Quigley finished the game tying her career high 14 points off the bench.

The Sky showed their heart by playing their best offensive 4th quarter this season scoring 32 points and holding the Storm to an opponent season low six points in a quarter. The Sky also shot 50% from the field for just the third time this season. They outscored the Storm 32-6 in that final quarter to seal their comeback.

Swin Cash led the Sky with 18 points and five rebounds while Fowles added another double-double to her resume with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Prince led the fourth quarter comeback scoring 12 of her 16 points in the final quarter.

Tanisha Wright led the Storm with a game high 20 points, 5 rebounds and four assists. Shekinna Strickland had 16 points for the Storm including a 4-8 shooting effort from three point range.

Next up, the Sky return home to Allstate Arena on Sunday August 18th with a chance to sweep the season series against the Connecticut Sun. The game can be seen on the U Too and WNBA LiveAccess at 5:00 pm CT.