The Chicago Sky built a 29-16 lead after the first quarter and went on to win, 78-71, over the Seattle Storm on Sunday. The Sky shot 12-of-19 to open the game. The Storm was outscored 55-49 over the final three quarters and never got closer than six points.
Cheyenne Parker came off the bench to register her sixth career double-double with a team-high 18 points and 11 rebounds. Parker recorded four double-doubles last season. Stefanie Dolson contributed a season-high 15 points along with five rebounds.
The Sky tied their season-high in three-point attempts with 22 and made a season-high eight of them. It was also the second time this season that all players who stepped on the court for the Sky attempted a three-point shot. Strong action beyond the arc also occurred against their last meeting against Seattle in which the Sky made four three-point shots in the first quarter alone.
The Storm’s offense found scoring from the usual suspects: Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard, both of whom scored 20 points. However, no other player scored in double-figures. This is just the second time this season the Storm only had two players score in double figures. The other time was in their 72-61 loss to the Lynx.
The Storm take the court on Tuesday against the up-and-coming Indiana Fever. The Sky will stay at home as Phoenix comes to town on Tuesday.