Emma Meesseman scored 20 of her 26 points in the very first half, Candace Parker included 18 points and the Chicago Sky defeat the Connecticut Sunlight 83-79 on Friday night time in a rematch of the WNBA Finals.
Parker created two free throws with 28.4 seconds left for an 80-79 lead. Right after a timeout, Courtney Williams skipped a shot in the lane and Parker was fouled yet again in advance of creating two no cost throws for a three-stage guide with 12.9 remaining. Rebekah Gardner, a 31-year-previous rookie, stole a go under the basket and included yet another no cost toss to seal it.
Gardner finished with 14 points for Chicago (8-4). Courtney Vandersloot experienced 8 factors and 8 assists, and Allie Quigley moved into 17th area in WNBA historical past for produced 3-tips.
Meesseman, averaging 10.9 points, scored 20 in the to start with fifty percent on 9-of-10 taking pictures. Her 3-position play capped the first-half scoring to give Chicago a 45-44 lead.
Brionna Jones scored 20 factors and DeWanna Bonner added 18 for Connecticut (10-4), which experienced its 4-match winning streak snapped. Alyssa Thomas had 11 points and eight assists.
Bonner built her 1st 3-pointer of the match to pull Connecticut in just 78-77 and she created a jumper on the next possession for a 1-place direct.
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