Sky Handle Shock
The Sky move to 3-0 for the first time in franchise history, winning 92-71 over Skylar Diggins and the Tulsa Shock in front of a season-high crowd of 6,800 at Allstate Arena.
Epiphanny Prince led the Sky with 19 points including three 3-pointers. Sylvia Fowles had a double-double for the second consecutive game (10 points, 13 rebounds, five blocked shots).
Several Sky players scored in double-figures, including Swin Cash with 14 points and guard Tamera Young with a season-high 16 points. Rookie Elena Delle Donne had another strong showing, finishing 15 points and three assists.
Tulsa came out aggressive and challenged Fowles and the Sky’s frontcourt early, despite playing without center Liz Cambage, who sat out because of an ankle sprain. Glory Johnson finished with a double-double (15 points, 13 rebounds). Skylar Diggins had eight points, three assists and shot 30 percent from the field.
After a tight first half that included seven lead changes, the Sky overcame their slow start and went on a 25-13 run in the third quarter. Chicago never looked back, and outscored Tulsa by 19 points in the second half. The Sky shot over 50 percent from the field and went 9-for-19 from behind the three-point arc.
This is the Sky’s second “Three to See” matchup of the season. Several thousand fans, many from South Bend, Ind., came out to cheer on the Sky and Tulsa’s rookie star Skylar Diggins, The Sky will see Diggins and the Shock (0-4) again later in June.
Next up for the Sky (3-0) are back-to-back games against the Silver Stars, first on Friday, June 7 at 7:00pm in San Antonio and then back home on Sunday, June 9.