Sky Win Against Silver Stars

The Chicago Sky proved they have the Western Conference’s number as they beat the San Antonio Silver Stars to improve to 4-0 against western teams and to 9-11 on the season.

The Sky proved that playing as a team is the best way to not only win the game, but win over the fans in front of a franchise-record 6,950 fans.

It was a day of records for the Chicago Sky and what better a game to show of their talents than camp day, which also featured Sky Guy’s birthday. Dominique Canty recorded her 900th career rebound, joining elite company as she is one of nine WNBA players in history to tally 2,500 point, 900 rebounds and 900 assists. Co-captain Jia Perkins proved the thief as she recorded four steals to reach the 300 mark.

Head Coach Steven Key has been saying all summer that if this team plays together, it will pay off. That was evident on both sides of the ball. The Sky set a team record for fewest turnovers in a game, only handing it over four times. The previous record was six, set back in 2007. In addition, they set a season-high in field goals made with 37, edging out their previous mark at 35 against Tulsa last month. The Sky's 27 point win margin was also a franchise record.

Furthering the team aspect of the win, five Sky players scored in double digits. Rebounding, which has given the Sky troubles this season, was no problem today as they outrebounded the Silver Stars (6-11), resulting in 40 points in the paint and 11 second chance opportunities. Recently-signed Kristi Thomas displayed her physical play in her first action with the Sky.

Coming out of the break, any team looks to get on a hot streak. However, Silver Stars Head Coach Sandy Brondello and the rest of San Antonio had no answer for the Sky.

“Obviously Sylvia gave us a tough time but when their guards are hitting shots like that it's extremely hard,” Brondello said. “We just didn't take anything away from them at all.”

Sophia Young, the Silver Star’s leading scorer, was held in check in the first half, yet was still able to finish the game with 14 points. However, despite her better performance in the second half, the deficit was too much.

“Our defense didn’t really show a lot of who were are today,” Young said. “I thought they did a pretty good job of executing their plays and still scoring pretty much as easy as possible. I thought our defense was absolutely terrible.”

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