Post games Notes: Vandersloot Becomes 1st Player in History to Record 18 Assists in Single Game; Shattering 22-Year-Old Record


• Sky opened the second quarter on a 13-2 run that gave it its largest of the game at the time (14, leading 34-20).

• Fever responded with a quick 7-0 run halfway through the second frame, cutting the Sky’s lead to seven (34-27).

• Indiana chipped away on Chicago’s lead with a 10-0 run that put the score to 64-58 late in the third.

• Chicago led the game from the 8:27 mark of the first quarter, with its biggest lead hitting 25 points.


• Both teams shot above 90% from the free throw line in the first half, with the Sky going 9-10 and the Fever shooting 12-13.

• Sky scored 26 of its 50 points in the paint during the first half. It finished with over half of its points (52) in the paint.

• Indiana shot 1-9 (12.5%) from the three through the first two quarters. The Fever came into game shooting 34.4% from beyond the arc.

• The Fever’s bench scored 39 of the team’s 77 points.


• Today’s game is just the fourth time in Sky franchise history that the team played on a Monday. The previous three times being May 27, 2013 vs. Phoenix, May 26, 2014 vs. Minnesota, and August 10, 2020 vs. Seattle.

• Ruthy Hebard made her second career WNBA start, scoring 12 points while shooting at least 60% for the 10th straight game.

• Allie Quigley and Kahleah Copper scored 15 of the Sky’s first 17 points. With her 19 points, Quigley has now gone five straight outings with a double-digit scoring total, and in 16 of 17 games this season.

• Copper extended her double-digit scoring streak to 14 games off her 21-point performance. It was the 10th time this season she scored at least 15 points, including her fourth straight.

• Gabby Williams’ season-high of 21 points off the bench on 8-12 (66.7%) shooting marked the third straight game where she reached a double-digit scoring total. She has a plus-minus of 35 over her last five games.

• With her 18 assists tonight, Courtney Vandersloot has now gone six straight games with at least nine assists. It was her 52nd game with a double-digit assist total, and her 34th career double-double (13 points, 18 assists).


• Fever leading scorer Kelsey Mitchell was limited to just two points tonight, shooting 0-7 from the field.

• No player on the Fever reached a double-digit scoring total until the third quarter.

• Kennedy Burke, Kelsey Mitchell and Jullie Allemand, who all started for Indiana tonight, shot a combined 0-11 in the first half.

• Indiana has lost four straight games and six of its last seven.