Sky fall to Sun

The Sky did all they could in their final game at Allstate Arena for the 2010 regular season, but Epiphanny Prince’s 19 points was not enough as the Connecticut Sun prevailed, 78-71.

In her first career start in the WNBA, Prince showed she will be a player to be reckoned with in this league for years to come. Not only did she lead the Sky (14-19) in points, she also chipped in six assists and five rebounds.

The Sky entered the second half with a 41-34 lead, largely coming from their strong play in the paint, outscoring the Sun 34-12 and finishing the game with more than double the points down low.

The Sky outscored Connecticut 21-14 in the second quarter, yet after halftime, the Sun (17-16) came out bringing it to the Sky, taking the 64-55 lead heading into the fourth.

“I didn’t realize it was that big a deficit,” Sun Head Coach Mike Thibault said. “A lot of theirs came on second chance points and lay ups early. A lot of it was early.”

To end the third, Prince hit a half-court shot to cut the lead that brought momentum to the Sky side going into the final quarter. The Sky was able to cut the lead to three with 1:30 left, however, after a three by Sun guard Kara Lawson, the Sun was able to hold onto the victory.

In her first healthy season, Sylvia Fowles has proven she can have an MVP caliber WNBA career. In 2010 alone, Fowles broke four Sky season records; points, rebounds, defensive rebounds and blocks. Her 87 blocks on the season, with one game to go against Tulsa tomorrow night, is good for ninth best all-time in WNBA history.

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