Friday, August 12, 2022

Sky’s Wandersloot scores 18, Lynx 88-85 on top of last-second 3

CHICAGO ( Associated Press) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points, including a buzzer-beating 3, as the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 88-85 on Sunday.

Chicago came to the frontcourt with 7.6 seconds to go. Vandersloot attempted to drive on the right, was stopped and handed over to Emma Messemann. He took the ball back and hit the winning shot from about 25 feet.

The Sky was missing coach James Wade, who was ruled out due to health and safety protocols.

For Sky (13-5), Messmann scored 15 points, Candace Parker 13, Rebekah Gardner 12, and Ellie Quigley and Julie Allemand scored 11 points. Vanderslut added six assists and five rebounds.

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Jessica Shepard and Kayla McBride scored 15-15 for the Lynx (5-14). Sylvia Fowles had 12 points, Moria Jefferson 11 and Natalie Achonwa 10 points.

Surya 72, Sapna 61

ATLANTA ( Associated Press) – Courtney Williams scored 17 points, Alyssa Thomas scored 15, and Connecticut held Atlanta to a field goal in the final seven minutes.

Thomas also had 11 rebounds and eight assists for Sun (13-6). Williams scored 10 rebounds and Crazy Bonner added 12 points.

For Atlanta, Arie McDonald scored 17 points and Raine Howard scored 12 points (8-10).

The pull-up 20-footer by Connecticut and Howard got the 20-footer to Dream within seven with 7:04 remaining in the fourth quarter before a 3-pointer from McDonald led Connecticut. However, Dream went the next four minutes without a point and would score another field goal in the remainder of the game – a 20-foot by Cheyenne Parker with 1:47 remaining.

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