The Mohegan Sun Arena was packed for the 2013 WNBA All-Star game presented by Boost Mobile. Epiphanny Prince and Sylvia Fowles represented the Chicago Sky during this highly anticipated game. The pair played alongside nine other stars from the Eastern Conference and against a team of the best in the West.
Early on Prince showed the excited crowd why she was voted in as an All-Star starter this season. Her experience in the All-Star game, as a reserve in 2011, was evident on the court as she sunk threes and jump shots with consistent accuracy.
The East got off to a slow start to the game. Down by four, Prince nailed a three pointer from the corner to close the gap. She came back minutes later to drop another three, bringing the East to just two behind the West. Her driving lay up half way through the first quarter tied the game. She had an impressive nine points in the first 10 minutes.
In the third, Prince once again made things in the backcourt. She completed a pair of three point shots, allowing the East to continually pressure the Western Conference squad.
Prince finished the game shooting 71.4% from the field and 66.7% from her sweet spot, the three-point line. She totaled 15 points, one steal and two assists to lead the Eastern Conference.
Sharing the court was another Sky stud, three-time All-Star Sylvia Fowles. She was hot in the second quarter, starting off the East with an easy layup only to follow with a rebound and another two points. During her 13 minutes on the court she scored six points and took down four rebounds.
The East fell to the West (102-98), led by the 2013 All-Star MVP Candace Parker from the Los Angeles Sparks.
Sky fans can join the Sky on Friday, August 2 for “Police and Fire” and “Pet Adoption” Night at the Allstate Arena. The Sky will rematch the Washington Mystics at 7:30 p.m. CT. The game will air on The U Too and WNBA LiveAccess.