Chicago Sky continue their Winning Ways
The Sky win tonight marked the fastest the franchise has recorded seven wins (8 games) in a season and now see’s the Sky sitting alone atop the Eastern Conference after Connecticut lost to the LA Sparks . The Sky dominated the boards with a 44-21 rebounding edge which led to 25 second-chance points over the Storm as they cruised to a victory for their third consecutive win at home this season. The 16-point victory over the Storm marks the Sky’s largest margin of victory over an opponent this season.
Epiphanny Prince once again led all scorers with 17 points and seven assists. Sylvia Fowles had her usual solid effort in the game as she recorded 16 points and 15 rebounds, marking her 10th consecutive double-double. Fowles needs to notch three more consecutive double-doubles to break the all-time record of 12 consecutive double-doubles set by Candace Parker from 08/30/09-06/10.
For the Storm, the loss marks their fourth consecutive defeat of the season. Seattle was led by Ann Wauters who scored 12 points to go along with her eight rebounds.
The Sky however, also received a major contribution off the bench from Tamera Young who added 12 points. Young has been impressive off the bench this season as she is averaging 9 points this season and recorded her third 10+ point game of the season.
The Sky will head to Indianapolis on Saturday 16th June to face an Eastern Conference rival, the Fever a team that handed them their first and only defeat of the season. That game can be seen at 6 p.m. on Comcast CN 100 or WNBA LiveAccess
Click here to see Coach Chatman's post-game press conference.