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Sky Snap Four-Game Skid with 83-72 Win over Wings

June 20, 2024 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
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The Chicago Sky defeated the Dallas Wings, 83-72, at Wintrust Arena on Thursday, June 20. With the win, the Sky moved to 5-9 on the season, 2-5 at home, 3-2 against the Western Conference, 2-1 against Dallas this season, and 26-27 against the Wings all time.

Chennedy Carter and Marina Mabrey helped lead the Sky to victory with 19 points each. Angel Reese recorded her eighth double-double (seventh straight) this season, finishing the game with 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. Kamilla Cardoso came close to recording a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds, and Dana Evans recorded 12 points, four assists and four rebounds off the bench.

Arike Ogunbowale led Dallas in scoring with 31 points, 17 of which came in the fourth quarter. Only six Dallas players scored in the game, including Natasha Howard who recorded 13 points and four assists off the bench. Rookie Jacy Sheldon recorded a career-high nine points, three rebounds and three assists in her first career start while Sevgi Uzun recorded eight points, six assists and five boards.

Other highlights include:

Arike Ogunbowale passed Kelsey Plum (418 career made threes) for 25th on the WNBA's all-time three-pointers list with 425 after Thursday's game. She is one three-pointer away from tying Sky assistant Crystal Robinson for 24th on the all-time list

Ogunbowale passed Deanna Nolan (679 made free throws) for third on the Wings' all-time free throws list with 682 after Thursday's game

Angel Reese broke the WNBA's all-time record for consecutive double-doubles by a first year player with seven straight games with one after Thursday (recorded 16 points and 18 rebounds). The record for any player is 12, set by Candace Parker

Reese is tied for third-most double-doubles in a players first 14 games with eight double-doubles this season (Across the Timeline)

Reese joins Yolanda Griffith and Tina Charles as the only first-year WNBA players to put up 15+ points, 10+ defensive rebounds and 8+ offensive rebounds in a single game all time (Across the Timeline)

Reese is the sixth first-year player to record 16+ points and 18+ rebounds in a game, becoming the first since Teaira McCowan did so in 2019 (Across the Timeline)

Reese's 45 rebounds in a three-game stretch are the most by a WNBA rookie since McCowan had 46 through three games in 2019 (Across the Timeline)

With Reese's 18 rebounds and Kamilla Cardoso's career-high 11 rebounds, the duo became the pair of rookie teammates to have multiple games in which they record 10+ rebounds in the same game since Tina Charles and Kelsey Griffin did it for the Connecticut Sun in 2010. Reese and Cardoso also both recorded 10+ rebounds on June 16 against Indiana (Across the Timeline)

NEXT UP : The Sky stay at home to take on the Fever for their third matchup of the season on Sunday, June 23. Chicago is 28-40 against the Fever all-time and 0-2 this season after falling 83-91 to them on June 16.

In the first matchup this season between the two teams, a 70-71 Sky loss, Chennedy Carter led the Sky in scoring with 19 points off the bench. Marina Mabrey recorded 15 points and nine boards, Dana Evans scored 12, Angel Reese pulled down 13 boards and Kamilla Cardoso recorded 11 points in her WNBA debut.

The Fever got 35 combined points from Kelsey Mitchell and NaLyssa Smith in that first matchup, with Mitchell leading the team with 18 points. Caitlin Clark scored 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Against the Fever on June 16, Mabrey led the Sky with 22 points along with four assists and three rebounds. Carter recorded 18 points, four assists and a steal in her first start in a Sky uniform. Off the bench, Evans recorded 12 points and three assists, Angel Reese scored 11 points.

Clark led the Fever in points with 23 in that game to go along with nine assists and eight rebounds. 2023 Aliyah Boston helped lead the Fever with 19 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Mitchell recorded 17 points and NaLyssa Smith scored 15.

The game between the two teams tips off at 3:00 p.m. CST on Sunday, June 23 and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN and locally on WCIU-TV and can be streamed on the Marquee Sports Network App.

KEY RUNS:

The Sky went on a 9-0 run from 3:04 to 0:26 in the first quarter

The Sky outscored the Wings 20-11 in the first quarter

The Sky went on a 16-4 run from 4:40 to 0:07 in the second quarter

The Sky outscored the Wings 22-14 in the second quarter

Chicago went on a 10-2 run from 5:00 to 1:31 in the third quarter

The Wings went on a 14-6 run from 7:16 to 4:09 in the fourth quarter

Dallas outscored Chicago 33-24 in the fourth quarter

KEY STATS:

The Sky led the whole game, with their biggest lead being 22 points

Chicago shot 46.4% (32 for 69) from the floor and 25.0% (3 for 12) from three, while Dallas shot 35.4% (23 for 65) from the floor and 34.6% (9 for 26) from three

The Sky scored 48 points in the paint while the Wings scored 22

Chicago recorded six offensive rebounds in the first half and finished the game with 11

Wings hit seven three-pointers in the fourth quarter

The Sky's bench outscored the Wings' 18-13

Chicago has outscored opponents in bench points in 12 straight games

The Sky assisted on 16 of their 23 made baskets (69.6% assist rate)

Dallas's 33 points in the fourth quarter are a season high

CHICAGO NOTES:

Chennedy Carter scored nine of the Sky's 20 points in the first quarter

Carter shot a perfect 100.0% (7 for 7) from the field in the first half

Carter scored six of the Sky's 22 points in the second quarter

Angel Reese had seven rebounds in the first quarter

Reese had 11 rebounds by the end of the first half, her career high for rebounds in a half

Reese accounted for eight of the Sky's 20 points in the second quarter (six points, two points created from assists)

Reese accounted for 11 of the Sky's 17 points in the third quarter (eight points, three points created from assists)

Marina Mabrey scored seven points of the Sky's 20 points in the first quarter

Mabrey accounted for nine of the Sky's 20 points in the second quarter (three points, six points from assists)

Mabrey scored five of the Sky's 17 points in the third quarter

Kamilla Cardoso scored five of the Sky's 20 points in the second quarter

Dana Evans accounted for 12 of the Sky's 24 points in the fourth quarter (10 points, two points from assists)

Evans shot a perfect 10 for 10 from the free throw line. She's shooting 100.0% from the free-throw line this season (32 for 32, 2.3 FTA per game)

Evans made eight free throws in the fourth quarter

DALLAS NOTES:

Arike Ogunbowale scored five of the Wings' 11 points in the first quarter

Ogunbowale scored seven of the Wings' 14 points in the second quarter

Ogunbowale scored 17 of the Wings' 33 points in the fourth quarter, two points shy of her career high for points in a quarter

Teaira McCowan scored four points of the Wings' 11 points in the first quarter

Natasha Howard accounted for six of the Wings' 14 points in the second quarter (four points, two points from assists)

Howard accounted for 15 of the Wings' 33 points in the fourth quarter (nine points, six points from assists)

Jacy Sheldon accounted for seven of the Wings' 14 points in the second quarter (two points, five points from assists)

Sevgi Uzun accounted for eight of the Wings' 14 points in the third quarter (six points, two points from assists)


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