Fowles, Sky Edge Fever

The Chicago Sky (9-14) held the Indiana Fever to just six points in the second quarter as they collected a 60-57 victory on Tuesday night at Allstate Arena. Sylvia Fowles dominated inside, scoring 21 points to go with 10 rebounds and 5 blocks as the Sky battled Indiana for the second time in a six-day span.

With Fowles inside, the Sky established early momentum, as the team scored eight of its first 11 points in the paint. After multiple lead changes the first quarter came to a close with the Sky trailing 14-13.

Epiphanny Prince ignited a 10-0 run by Chicago, scoring four consecutive points to start the second quarter, helping the Sky build a nine-point advantage. The Sky held Indiana to just six points in the second quarter and maintained a 29-20 lead at the half. Fowles led all scorers at the midway point with eight points, along with four rebounds and four blocks.

Chicago's dynamic duo of Fowles and Prince continued the scoring attack into the third quarter, contributing nine of the Sky's first 11 points to start the half. Indiana took advantage of multiple three-point opportunities throughout the quarter to cut the deficit to just three points (44-41).

At the start of the fourth, Fowles scored five quick points & extended the Sky's lead to eight, before Indiana used a 7-2 run to tie the game (51-51) with 3:54 remaining. The teams battled back-and-forth in the closing minutes, until Epiphanny Prince scored on a driving right-handed layup to give the Sky the 57-55 edge. Chicago iced the game at the free-throw line, hitting 3-of-4 to seal the 60-57 victory.

Fowles led the Sky with 21 points and 10 rebounds for her sixth consecutive double-double performance. Prince finished with 13 points while Jessica Breland added eight points and eight rebounds. Tamika Catchings paced the Fever with 11 points and nine rebounds.

Chicago heads to Atlanta to take on the Dream on Friday, July 25. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. CT and the game will broadcast live on The U Too and WNBA Live Access.