Preview Sky vs. Wings 7/16

Heading to the second game of their current five-game road trip, the Chicago Sky (6-12) look to capture their fourth straight win vs. the Dallas Wings (9-11).

Sky center Stefanie Dolson covered every column in the box-score in their recent July 14 78-68 victory vs. the New York Liberty. She had a game-high 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocked shots, and 1 steal.

Chicago’s backcourt play came up big in the win as well. The Sky’s thunder and lightning guard combination of Allie Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot was on-point as usual. Vandersloot had 13 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, and Quigley had 10 points, a career-high 8 assists, and 4 rebounds. With veteran guard Cappie Pondexter out due to concussion protocol, the Sky’s second year guard Kahleah Copper stepped up huge off the bench. Copper had both a season high in points (13) and in minutes played (20).

The Liberty’s post play was remarkable vs. the Sky, both starting forwards had double-doubles. Tina Charles had a monster game with game-high 23 points, 19 rebounds and Shavontee Zellous added 14 points, 11 rebounds.

The Liberty only 10 turnovers in the game, but an astonishing 9 turnovers were steals forced by the Sky’s pesky defense. The Sky shot a solid 45.8% from the field and 40% from three-point range, while holding the Liberty to a dismal 35% field goal percentage and only 28.6% from three’s.

The Sky will face the Dallas Wings for the second of their three matchups this season, and the second time in four days.

In the July 12 90-84 Sky win, the Wings put up a fight, they had a 50-46 lead entering halftime. The Sky put their foot on the gas after half, and tallied 32 points in the third-quarter to the Wings’ 13 points. The Wings made a respectable run in the fourth-quarter and outscored the Sky 21-12 in the period, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the Sky’s stellar third-quarter performance.

The Sky had six players score in double figures vs. the Wings, led by Quigley’s game high 22 points. Both Vandersloot and Jessica Breland recorded double-doubles in the game. Vandersloot had a 11 points, 12 assists, and Breland 12 points, 12 rebounds. Forward Keisha Hampton added a season-high 12 points off the bench.

The Wings had six players score in double figures as well. Skylar Diggins-Smith led the way with a team-high 20 points, and Allisha Gray chipped in 18 points.

Sky vs. Wings tips off at 3:30 PM CDT Sunday, July 16, at College Park Arena in Arlington.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 July 14.