WNBA Wrap: Wins for Sky, Wings and Liberty
Three games highlighted the WNBA on Saturday night and saw the Chicago Sky, Dallas Wings and New York Liberty with their closely contested matchups.
Sky beat fever
Allie Quigley scored 18 points and the Chicago Sky won their third straight game with a 70-64 victory over the Indiana Fever.
Cheyenne Parker has a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double and Courtney Vandersloot had nine points and eight assists. This was the Sky’s first road victory of the season.
Chicago first took the lead at 38-35 on Diamond DeShields' three-pointer and pulled away with a 7-0 run to lead 51-41 late in the third quarter.
Indiana closed the deficit to within five in the final minute, but the Sky made three of four from the foul line to hold them off.
Kelsey Mitchell led the Fever with 16 points, Nigerian-Canadian center Natalie Achonwa had 15 and Tiffany Mitchell scored 10.
Wings beat Dream in first season win
Nigerian-American forward Arike Ogunbowale scored 17 points, Allisha Gray added 16 points and the Dallas Wings got their first win of the season with a 71-61 victory over the Atlanta Dream.
The Wings took control with a 17-4 run to lead 45-40 on Gray's driving layup with 1:47 left in the third quarter. The Dream cut the deficit to 45-44 by the end of the period, but Dallas pushed its lead to 65-53 and held on for the final three minutes.
Elizabeth Williams had 16 points, Tiffany Hayes scored 15 and Alex Bentley added 11 for Atlanta. The Dream led for most of the first half with their largest lead of the game at 32-23.
Atlanta's Jessica Breland blocked two shots and reached 300 career blocks, the 19th player in WNBA history to achieve that milestone.
Liberty douse Sparks
The New York Liberty beat the Los Angeles Lakers 98-92 on the back of Amanda Zahui’s 37 points and seven rebounds.
Kia Nurse had 26 points, seven rebounds and four steals, Asia Durr added 11 points, while Tina Charles finished with nine points and 13 rebounds.
Nigerian-American center Chiney Ogwumike led the Sparks with a 26-point, 14-rebound double-double. Her sister Nneka Ogwumike had 20 points and nine rebounds, Chelsea Gray ended the game with 18 points four rebounds and six assists.