The Chicago Sky (3-12) meet up against the scorching Minnesota Lynx (12-1), in the first game of a two game home stand.
Sky guard Allie Quigley keeps adding to her season scoring average. With a 27 point performance in the recent June 30 89-82 loss vs. the San Antonio Stars (1-14), Quigley bumped her season average up to 16.4 points per a game, which currently puts her right above Minnesota Lynx’s perineal WNBA All-Star forward Maya Moore (16.38).
The Sky and Stars both shot an impressive 53% from the field, but the Stars’ 60% from 3-point range helped them snap a 14 game losing streak. They also out rebounded the Sky 31-20.
Sky’s Stefanie Dolson dropped 14 points in the loss, and Jessica Breland and Tamera Young both scored 10 points. With a 9 assists game, Courtney Vandersloot moved to 24th in the WNBA’s all-time assists leader category.
It has been nearly two months since the Sky faced the Lynx. In the May 14 61-70 loss, the Sky were short handed without their leading scorer Quigley and assist-machine Vandersloot. The two were wrapping up their oversea play.
The Sky’s leading scorer was Tamera Young, she had 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists off the bench. Breland added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The Lynx were led by center Sylvia Fowles. She had a monster game 27 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocked shots.
Neither team collectively shot efficient from the field. The Lynx shot 37% and the Sky shot just 35%. The Sky’s 23 turnovers was a deciding factor in the loss.
The Lynx’s only loss all year, was a 98-93 loss to the Connecticut Sun (8-7). The Lynx are coming off a 91-83 win vs. the Phoenix Mercury (7-6), where they scored 32 points in the 4th quarter to secure the victory.
Lynx vs. Sky tips off at 7:00 pm CDT Saturday, July 8, 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 Sky on The U Too or WNBA League Pass. For live updates, download the Sky mobile app from the App Store or on Google Play.
Stats accurate as of end of Sky game on June 30.