SKY FALL SHORT IN TULSA

Epiphanny Prince recorded her 2000th career point and finished with 14 points and five rebounds to lead the Sky.

To start the game, Chicago scored 14 points in the paint to establish an early offensive rhythm. After a back-and-forth quarter, the Sky established a 21-19 lead heading into the second.

Chicago outscored Tulsa 8-2 to widen the gap in the ensuing three minutes. The Sky led by as many as 10 points (33-23) before Tulsa rallied back to close the quarter. Chicago maintained a 41-33 lead at the break, paced by10 points (4-of-8) from Epiphanny Prince.

Jessica Breland scored eight points as the Sky used a balanced scoring attack in the third quarter to extend its lead to 12 points. The Shock would close the quarter on an 11-2 run, however, to tie the game (56-56) heading into the fourth quarter.

With Fowles forced to the bench in foul trouble, the Shock pounded the ball inside to gain a 66-58 edge with 7:40 remaining in the fourth. The Sky fell cold shooting, finishing the quarter just 5-of-18 from the field as the Shock escaped with the 79-69 victory.

''They had all of the momentum in the second half,'' said Sylvia Fowles, who fouled out late in the game with eight points and nine rebounds. ''You can't give a team like Tulsa momentum because they were playing at home and they play with a lot of energy.''

Prince and Quigley paced the Sky with 14 points each. Breland finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins led the shock with 24 points and 18 points respectively.

Chicago finishes up its three-game road swing at San Antonio on Tuesday, July 29. Watch the nationally televised battle between the Chicago Sky and San Antonio Stars beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT on ESPN2.