Prince, Sky Light Up Liberty

Epiphanny Prince led all scorers in the game with 30 points, her second consecutive 30-plus scoring performance against the Liberty (4-11) this season, as the Sky extended their series lead to 3-0.

Prince helped the Sky jump off to a quick start in front of her hometown crowd, scoring 13 points in the first quarter. The Sky went 9-for-9 from the free throw line over a two-minute stretch to extend their lead to 21-14. With a defensive mindset, the Sky held the Liberty to just 16 points in the first quarter (25-16).

With Fowles on the bench with early foul trouble, Tamera Young delivered 9 points, Allie Quigley chipped in 7 points and Sasha Goodlett scored six points to help the Sky maintain a 12-point lead for the majority of the second quarter. The Sky built a 50-37 advantage at the end of the half led by 16 points and 4 assists from Prince and 11 points off the bench from Quigley.

The Liberty opened the third quarter on a 13-2 run to cut the deficit to two points (52-50). Breland and Fowles picked up their fourth fouls in the third quarter, forcing the Sky to use a smaller lineup. Prince and Young responded with a 9-0 run of their own to give the Sky a 61-54 advantage heading into the final quarter.

The two teams battled in the fourth with the point spread never extending past six points. Tina Charles broke free for an easy basket with just under a minute remaining (45.7 seconds) to cut the deficit to two (71-69). After a shot clock violation by the Sky the Liberty had a chance to win or tie but Fowles delivered a weak-side block to secure a 73-69 victory for Chicago.

The Sky held Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter scoreless for the first time in her eight-year WNBA Career. Tina Charles led the Liberty with 16 points while Sugar Rodgers added 12.

The Sky returns home for practice on Sunday before members of the coaching staff and team will walk in the Chicago Pride Parade with Equality Illinois. The team then heads West for its annual three-game West Coast road trip. The Sky's first stop will be in Los Angeles to take on the Sparks on Tuesday, July 1st at 9 p.m. CT. The game will broadcast on ESPN2.