Sky Outscored in Overtime Thriller

The Chicago Sky (8-13) closely battled the Atlanta Dream on Sunday night at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion but was unable to come away with the win, falling 81-79 in an overtime thriller.

The Sky evened the score, rattling off eight consecutive points after the Dream took an early 10-2 advantage. The teams battled back-and-forth until the Sky closed the quarter on an 18-6 run to take a four-point lead (20-16) into the second quarter.

Sylvia Fowles delivered eight points in the first four minutes of the second to help the Sky build its largest lead of the night, 34-23. Angel McCoughtry caught fire scoring 11 of her game-high 33 points, in the second quarter to keep the Dream within striking distance. Allie Quigley and Tamera Young combined for 14 points over the 10-minute span as the Sky maintain a 46-42 lead at the half.

The Sky got up 49-46 early in the third quarter but the Dream used 11 unanswered points to mount a 57-49 lead. With Fowles and Prince each picking up their fourth foul in the third and spending considerable time on the bench, the Sky struggled offensively, scoring just nine points in the quarter, the lowest point total in any quarter this season.

In the fourth quarter Allie Quigley erupted for 11 points to keep the Sky within a single possession. With just under one minute remaining in regulation, the Sky trailed 73-70 until Quigley was fouled on a three-point attempt and made 2-of-3 free throws to pull within one point. With 3.7 seconds remaining, Epiphanny Prince was fouled going to the basket and split a pair of free throws to tie the game and force overtime.

Chicago was outscored by Atlanta 8-6 in the overtime period to finish with the 81-79 victory. Quigley paced the Sky with a career-high 27 points while Fowles turned in her fourth consecutive double-double performance with 17 points and 14 rebounds. McCoughtry led all scorers in the game with 33 points and 10 rebounds.

The Sky plays its final game before the All-Star break on Thursday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. CT against the Indiana Fever in Indianapolis. The game can be viewed on The U Too and WNBA LiveAccess.