PRINCE LEADS SKY PAST DREAM

Led by Epiphanny Prince, who finished with 21 points and seven assists, the Sky used balanced scoring to collect its second consecutive win following the All-Star break.

The Sky established an early 26-10 advantage as seven different players contributed points in the first quarter. Jessica Breland and Sylvia Fowles dominated the paint, combining for 12 points in the first 10 minutes of action. Chicago's defense forced seven Atlanta turnovers as the Sky surrendered the fewest amount of points in a first quarter this season.

Chicago continued to dominate offensively leading by as many as 18 points in the second quarter before Atlanta collected back-to-back transition baskets to string together a 7-0 run. The Sky responded, closing the half strong to maintain a 43-29 lead at the break. Tamera Young led all scorers in the first half with 10 points. With 14 assists on 19 field goals, the Sky capitalized on high percentage opportunities as they shot 63.3% from the field.

The Dream looked prepared to slow down the Sky's first half momentum as they carried an 11-3 run into the third quarter to cut the lead to 10 points. The Sky would respond, however, as they used a 6-0 run to reopen the gap and regain a 61-47 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Atlanta opened the fourth connecting on back-to-back three point field goals to bring the lead to single digits (66-58) for the first time since the first quarter. Atlanta continued to battle back, eventually tying the game at 66 with 4:57 remaining. Prince delivered clutch shots in the final minutes of action and put the game away with a free throw in the game's final seconds.

"I think that if we just always come out with the same levels of intensity and energy, with the same focus that we've had in the last three games, then we could do some things," said Sky guard Epiphanny Prince.

The Sky won for the second time in three games to improve to 10-14 overall. Breland added 15 points and eight rebounds while Fowles recorded her seventh consecutive double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Sancho Lyttle and Tiffany Hayes had 15 points each for Atlanta.

The Sky continues its three-game road trip on Sunday, July 27 when they face Skylar Diggins and the Tulsa Shock at 3:30pm CT. Fans can watch the game on WNBA LiveAccess. Chicago finishes up the road swing at San Antonio on Tuesday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. CT on ESPN 2.