Sky Stumble Against Shock

The Sky split the series 1-1 after falling to the Tulsa Shock on Thursday. The road game 74-83 loss leaves the Sky 4-3 this season.

The Sky led 13-4 early on behind two early baskets from Elena Delle Donne in the first quarter. Following was a string of three straight 3-points baskets from Epiphanny Prince. Prince very much back in action after missing three Sky games while playing for the Russian national team.

The Sky were on fire in the first quarter, shooting 50%, but a three-point basket by Candice Wiggins started a 14-0 run for the Shock who took a 23-24 lead into the second quarter.

Two free throws with 16 seconds left in the half tied the game at 39 but a last second jumper by Candice Wiggins rattled in to end the half 39-41.

After refreshing at the half, Elena Delle Donne dropped two free throws. That gave the Sky the lead two minutes into the third before the rallying began. After trading baskets back and forth the Shock took the lead for good after sinking a 3-pointer with two minutes left in the third.

Riquina Williams led the Shock with 21 points off the bench while Nicole Powell and Candice Wiggins added 18 points and 17 points respectively. Glory Johnson added a double-double for the Shock with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Fowles had her fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Elena Delle Donne added 14 points, two steals and continued to dominate at the charity line shooting 100%. Epiphanny Prince looking to sink her specialty 3-point shot finished with 13 points.

Next up the Sky will face the defending champions Indiana Fever in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 22 at 6:00 pm CT. The Sky will return home to Allstate Arena to face the New York Liberty on June 26 at 11:30 am CT.