Elena Captures Third Eastern Conference Player of the Week Honor

In her three game appearances throughout the week, Delle Donne averaged 21 points and 5.67 rebounds. On Friday, August 9 Delle Donne’s 19 points helped the Sky defeat the Connecticut Sun (77-61) for the third time this season. She also took down nine rebounds and set a season high in three point shots made (4).

She returned home with her best performance of the year scoring a season high 32 points in a battle of conference leaders. Aside from hitting the tie-making three point shot to bring the Sky into overtime, Delle Donne equaled her season high in three pointers made (4) and went 10-for-10 from the free throw line. Her efforts helped the Sky defeat the Minnesota Lynx who now stand 17-5.

Delle Donne’s performance over this week helped the Sky eclipse their 2012 season winning total of 14 games, giving them with a 15-7 overall record. Delle Donne now stands as the league leader in free throw percentage (92.4%) and three-point percentage (47.7%). She ranks fourth in points per game (18.7) and fifth in blocks per game (1.95).

The Sky head west to take on the Los Angeles Sparks led by Naperville’s own Candace Parker. The game will be featured on The U Too and NBATV at 9:30pm CT Tuesday, August 13. The Sky continue their west coast swing when they face the Seattle Storm Thursday, August 15 at 9pm CT. The Sky will return home on Sunday, August 18 to face the Connecticut Sun. The 5 p.m. game will be featured on The U Too and WNBA LiveAccess.

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