Dupree Carries Sky Past Silver Stars

Chicago 70, San Antonio 60

SAN ANTONIO, June 9 (AP) -- Candice Dupree had 22 points in leading the Chicago Sky to their first win over the San Antonio Silver Stars 70-60 Saturday night.

Dupree, who rebounded from a six-point game on Thursday, was 7-of-12 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free-throw line.

Chicago had a large lead for most of the game, but San Antonio cut it to three when Erin Buescher hit a pair of free throws to make it 52-49 in the fourth.

The Sky (4-4) went on an 18-4 run, capping it with Jia Perkins' 16-foot jump shot for a 17-point lead with 1:18 left in the game.

Chasity Melvin had eight points in that run. Melvin, who was obtained in a trade with Washington on May 24, had her best game with Chicago with 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots. Stacey Dales and Perkins both had 10 points.

Becky Hammon, who was the Western Conference Player of the Week, led San Antonio (4-4) with 20 points and seven assists.

Sophia Young had 15 points and Buescher, starting in place for the injured Ruth Riley, scored 15 points.