Sky Defeat Sun

The Sky used a commanding offensive attack at Allstate Arena to cruise to a 101-82 victory over the Connecticut Sun, their largest margin of victory of the season. The Sky knocked off the Sun for the second time in just ten days.

​Chicago scored on three of their first five possessions to build an early lead. Tamera Young led the early surge scoring 9 of the Sky’s first 14 points. The Sun battled their way back, taking a two-point lead with 3:20 left in the first quarter. The teams traded buckets for the rest of the first quarter with the Sky regaining the lead 26-23 to close the first quarter.

​The Sun turned up the defensive heat to start the second quarter, and used that pressure to gain a quick lead. Allie Quigley connected on a three pointer to give the Sky back a slim lead, she finished the game with 15 points tying a career high. Courtney Clements provided a huge spark off the bench, scoring five straight points to give the Sky a seven-point lead at the midway point of the second quarter, a lead that the Sky extended to ten points by the end of the quarter, taking a 51-41 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

​The Sky came out of the break extending their ten-point halftime lead to sixteen in the first two minutes of the third quarter. The Sky never let the lead dip below 10 the rest of the game.

​The Sky’s offense exploded in the fourth quarter, steadily building their lead to 24 points with 2:27 left in the game and finished the game on cruise control. The Sky reached the century mark for the first time since May 27, 2013, in their 101-82 victory. Elena Delle Donne rebounded from a tough shooting night against Minnesota to score a season-high 28 points, Jessica Breland stuffed the stat sheet, setting career highs with 18 points and six assists, along with 10 rebounds and five blocks. Courtney Vandersloot set a career high and Sky franchise record for assists in a game with 13 assists.

​Chicago plays again Friday, June 6 at 7:30pm at Allstate Arena, hosting Naperville Central star Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks for ‘Police and Fire Night' presented by Motorola Solutions.