DeShields leads Sky 105-75 rout of Mercury in playoff opener
CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points and the fifth-seeded Chicago Sky used a dominating second half for a 105-76 win over the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury in a first-round,...
Griner returns after injuring knee in first half
CHICAGO (AP) — Phoenix center Brittney Griner returned to start the second half with a brace on her left knee after injuring it in the second quarter against Chicago on Wednesday...
Parker, Ndour score 18 apiece as Sky beat Mercury 105-78
CHICAGO (AP) — Cheyenne Parker and Astou Ndour scored 18 points apiece to lead six Chicago players scoring in double figures and the Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 105-78 on Sunday.
Quigley, Lavender each score 20-plus, Sky beat Liberty
CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 22 points, Jantel Lavender had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty 101-92 on Wednesday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen and Diamond DeShields made the most of their first All-Star appearances.
Stricklen won the 3-point contest while DeShields took the skills contest on...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky will try to three-peat as champion of the 3-point contest Friday night ahead of the WNBA All-Star Game.
Trio of first-timers headline WNBA All-Star reserves
NEW YORK (AP) — Diamond DeShields, Erica Wheeler and Odyssey Sims will make their All-Star debuts this month after the trio was selected Monday for the game in Las Vegas.
Sims hits go-ahead jumper, Lynx beat Sky 73-72
CHICAGO (AP) — Odyssey Sims hit the go-ahead jumper with 6.4 seconds to play and finished with 16 points in the Minnesota Lynx's 73-72 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night
Augustus and Quigley re-sign with Minnesota and Chicago
NEW YORK (AP) — Seimone Augustus and Allie Quigley are staying put.
The two former All-Stars re-signed with their teams on Saturday, Augustus with Minnesota and Quigley with Chicago.
Augustus, who was the first pick of the 2006 draft, has played her entire career with the Lynx and helped them win a WNBA-record-tying four titles. She has averaged 15.8 points during her postseason career.
AP sources: Moore, Charles given franchise tags
NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore and Tina Charles aren't going anywhere.
Two people familiar with the deals told The Associated Press that the former UConn teammates were given the franchise tag by Minnesota and New York for the upcoming WNBA season.
It's no real surprise that the perennial All-Stars won't hit the free-agent market.
Lynx assistant James Wade hired as Chicago Sky coach
NEW YORK (AP) — James Wade doesn't think Chicago is that far off from making a playoff run.
The longtime WNBA assistant was announced as the Sky's new coach and general manager on Tuesday.
"It's a great roster and great organization," Wade said in a phone interview. "They were looking for someone to take them to the next step. I felt like they brought me in to make the playoffs."
AP Source: Lynx assistant Wade hired as Chicago Sky coach
NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Lynx assistant James Wade has been hired to coach the Chicago Sky.
A person familiar with the situation confirmed the move on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made.
Wade replaces Amber Stocks, who was let go after compiling a 25-43 record in two seasons with Chicago. The Sky didn't make the playoffs either year.
Vandersloot, DeShields help Sky beat Fever 115-106 in 2OT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting and Courtney Vandersloot had 24 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to help the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 115-106 in double overtime Saturday.
Cheyenne Parker added 20 points, and Kahleah Cooper and Allie Quigley scored 12 apiece for the Sky (13-20).
Vandersloot sets a WNBA assist record, Sky beat Lynx 91-88
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and broke the WNBA's single-season assists record, helping the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-88 on Tuesday night.
Vandersloot set the record on a no-look, one-handed pass in the third quarter that gave her 237 assists, breaking Ticha Penicheiro's mark set in 2000.
Rookie Diamond DeShields scored a season-best 28 points for Chicago (12-20). Vandersloot had 16 points and 10 assists.
Vandersloot’s 20 points, 15 assists help Sky beat Sun 97-86
CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 20 points and handed out 15 of Chicago's WNBA record-tying 35 assists to help the Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 97-86 on Friday night.
Cambage has seventh technical foul rescinded by league
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA has rescinded a technical foul called against Liz Cambage of the Dallas Wings.
The technical, which would have been her seventh resulting in a one-game suspension, was called during a review of a play with 6:56 left in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. Allie Quigley of Chicago hit the free throw and the Chicago Sky ended up winning 92-91.
Chicago loses 24-point lead, rallies past Dallas 92-91
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 22 points, Cheyenne Parker added 20, and the Chicago Sky blew a 24-point lead before rallying past the Dallas Wings 92-91 on Tuesday night.
Parker was left open inside to pull Chicago to 90-88 and after a Dallas miss, Diamond DeShields made a fast-break layup to tie it with 32.2 seconds to go.
PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Diamond DeShields tied a season best with 25 points, Courtney Vandersloot had 17 points and 11 assists and the Chicago Sky beat the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 101-87 on Wednesday in the final game before the All-Star break.
Chicago led by 16 points early in the second half but Phoenix went on an 11-2 run to pull to 61-59. Chicago opened the fourth quarter on a 7-2 run, capped by DeShields' offensive rebound and layup, and led by double figures for the final four minutes.
Quigley tries to repeat as All-Star 3-point champion
NEW YORK (AP) — Allie Quigley will try to repeat as 3-point champion when she competes Saturday in the WNBA All-Star contest in Minneapolis.
The Chicago Sky guard is one of four All-Stars in the competition, joining Seattle's Jewell Loyd, Las Vegas' Kayla McBride and Washington's Kristi Toliver. The field also includes Indiana rookie Kelsey Mitchell and Atlanta's Renee Montgomery. The event will take place at halftime of the game at Target Center.
CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot became the seventh player to have a triple-double in WNBA history, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best 15 assists in the Chicago Sky's 114-99 victory over the Dallas Wings on Friday night.
Vandersloot set a franchise record with 10 first-half assists and tied her team mark of 14 midway through the third quarter. Ticha Penicheiro holds the league record with 16, which she accomplished twice — in 1998 and 2002.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and rookie Ariel Atkins scored 25 points apiece to help the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 88-72 on Friday night.
It was a season high for Atkins, who hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range and grabbed a career-best seven rebounds. Kristi Toliver scored 13 points and LaToya Sanders added 10 and eight boards for the Mystics (13-8).
CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot had 12 points, nine assists and seven rebounds to help the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 77-63 on Saturday night.
Allie Quigley added 15 points and four steals for Chicago (7-12), which snapped a three-game skid.
McBride leads Aces over Sky 84-80
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 28 points and the Las Vegas Aces pulled ahead of the Chicago Sky in the WNBA standings with an 84-80 win on Thursday night.
McBride's driving layup with 2:14 left made it 80-77, and the Aces (7-12) made 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch. A'ja Wilson was fouled on a putback and made 1 of 2 free throws to make it a two-possession game with 31.2 seconds left.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Liz Cambage scored a career-high 37 points and Skylar Diggins-Smith had 18 of her 20 points in the decisive third quarter to help the Dallas Wings beat the Chicago Sky 108-85 on Tuesday night.
It was the Wings' second-highest scoring output in franchise history.
Cambage shot 16 of 20 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Quigley scores 22 to help Sky beat Liberty 80-76
CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 15 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter to help the Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty 80-76 on Sunday night.
It was the Sky's first game at the new Wintrust Arena.
Quigley, DeShields lead Sky over Fever 82-64
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 19, Diamond DeShields added 18 points in her WNBA debut, and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 82-64 in the season opener for both teams Saturday.
Chicago led 36-34 at halftime and held the lead throughout the second half. Indiana got within 58-54 on Erica Wheeler's driving layup with 7:19 left in the fourth quarter, but the Sky went on a 10-2 run and led by double digits the rest of the way.
Stewart scores 29 points, Storm rally past Sky 85-80
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, making two free throws with 15.6 seconds left for a three-point lead, and the Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky 85-80 on Sunday.
Seattle rallied to take a 79-78 lead with 3:11 left as Jewell Loyd's open 3-pointer from the corner capped a 9-0 run.
After Stewart's makes, Allie Quigley curled around a high screen but her long 3-pointer was off the mark. Seattle's Noelle Quinn sealed it by making two free throws with 11.2 seconds left.
Wings beat Sky for 1st playoff spot since moving to Dallas
ROSEMONT, Illinois (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith had 28 points and eight assists and Glory Johnson added 25 points as the Dallas Wings secured a playoff spot with a 99-96 victory over the Chicago Sky.
It's the first playoff appearance for the franchise since moving to Dallas in 2016.
In the other game Wednesday, the Minnesota Lynx ensured a 25-win season for the sixth time in seven years and moved a game ahead of Los Angeles for the No. 1 seed in the playoffs with an 80-69 win over the Fever.
Wings beat Sky for 1st playoff spot since moving to Dallas
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith had 28 points and eight assists, Glory Johnson added 25 points, and the Dallas Wings secured a playoff spot with a 99-96 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.
It's the first playoff appearance for the franchise since moving to Dallas in 2016.
Chicago's Courtney Vandersloot missed a scoop shot in the lane with 1:05 left in the game and the Sky didn't get the ball back until 7.1 seconds left.
Ogwumike, Parker lead Sparks in 115-106 2OT win over Sky
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 32 points and Candace Parker added 29 in the Los Angeles Sparks' 115-106 double-overtime victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.
Ogwumike added 10 rebounds, and Parker had 12. Chelsea Gray had 20 points and 10 assists, and Odyssey Sims added 15 points and 10 assists.
Ogwumike and Parker made layups to open the second overtime and help Los Angeles (21-8) pull away. Ogwumike had a jumper with 33 seconds in the first overtime to tie at 99.
Vandersloot’s 5th straight double-double leads Sky to win
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot had 21 points and 10 assists for her fifth straight double-double and the Chicago Sky cruised past the San Antonio Stars 94-74 on Thursday night.
Allie Quigley added 17 points and a career-high nine assists for Chicago (11-16). Vandersloot was 9 of 11 from the field, with three 3-pointers, and Chicago shot 56.7 percent.
Last Saturday, Vandersloot became the first player in WNBA history to log four consecutive double-doubles with points and assists.
Stars (6-21) at Chicago (10-16)
When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill.
TV/radio: ESPN3 (online), KTKR-AM 760
Stars: PG Kelsey Plum (5-6, 1st year), SG Kayla McBride (5-11, 4th), C Isabelle Harrison (6-3, 2nd), PF Kayla Alexander (6-4, 5th), SF Alex Montgomery (6-1, 7th)
Sky: PG Courtney Vandersloot (5-8, 7th year), SG Allie Quigley (5-10, 9th), C Stefanie Dolson (6-5, 4th), PF Jessica Breland (6-3, 6th), SF Kahleah Copper (6-1, 2nd),
Sky tops Dream, Stars better Storm
ROSEMONT, Illinois (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot tied her career high of 26 points and Stephanie Dolson scored all of her 18 points in the second half to help the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 91-86 in the WNBA on Saturday.
Vandersloot added 10 assists and seven rebounds while Allie Quigley had 15 points, six assists and three blocks and Cappie Pondexter scored 12 points for Chicago (10-16).
Vandersloot, Dolson help Sky rally, beat Dream 91-86
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot tied her career high with 26 points and Stephanie Dolson scored all of her 18 points in the second half to help the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 91-86 on Saturday night.
Vandersloot added 10 assists and seven rebounds, Allie Quigley had 15 points, six assists and three blocks and Cappie Pondexter scored 12 points for Chicago (10-16).
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Camille Little scored 19 points, Cayla George had career highs of 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 86-80 on Friday night.
Monique Currie hit a 3-pointer to extend Phoenix's lead to 74-70 and, after Allie Quigley missed a 3, Currie made two free throws for a six-point lead.
Hayes and Sykes lead Dream to 88-75 win over Stars
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 25 points and Brittney Sykes added a career-best 20 to lead the Atlanta Dream to an 88-75 win over the San Antonio Stars on Tuesday.
Atlanta trailed by 10 after one quarter before rallying behind Hayes. She had 12 of her points in the second quarter as the Dream (9-10) cut its deficit to 39-37 at the half.
Sykes, who has scored in double figures in nine straight games, took over in the second half as the Dream pulled away from the Stars (2-18).
SEATTLE (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 25 points and Keisha Hampton had a season-high 14 to help the Chicago Sky beat the Seattle Storm 94-83 on Tuesday night.
Chicago trailed 31-11 early in the second quarter but got within 42-41 after Tamera Young's back-to-back jumpers to close the half.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar Rodgers is heading to the WNBA All-Star Game to compete in the 3-point contest.
The Liberty shooting guard is happy for the chance to compete against Seattle's Sue Bird, Connecticut's Jasmine Thomas, Chicago's Allie Quigley and Minnesota's Maya Moore on Saturday in Seattle.
"If I win, I win, if I don't, I'm still a good shooter," Rodgers said. "We'll go out there and have fun."
Sky beat Wings 90-84 for 1st back-to-back victories
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Allie Quigley made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Jessica Breland had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 90-84 on Wednesday.
Keisha Hampton added four 3s and scored 12 points. Chicago was 12 of 25 from 3-point range.
Stars snap 14-game losing streak, beat Sky 89-82
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Isabelle Harrison had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to help the San Antonio Stars snap a 14-game losing streak to open the season with an 89-82 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.
Vickie Johnson won her first WNBA game as a head coach to end the worst start in franchise history. The Stars were three losses short of Atlanta's record to start the season of 17 consecutive defeats.
Hill, Mystics use big 2nd quarter to beat Sky 97-63
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Tayler Hill scored 10 of her 17 points in the decisive second quarter and the Washington Mystics cruised to a 97-63 win over the Chicago Sky on Sunday.
Kristi Tolliver scored all of her 16 points in the first half, Tianna Hawkins added 15 points and Natasha Cloud scored a season-high 12 points for Washington (8-5).
Sky hit late free throws to hold off Dream 82-78
ATLANTA (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 22 points and Stefanie Dolson added 19 to help the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 82-78 on Friday night.
Cappie Pondexter added 17 points for Chicago (3-9) and she passed Katie Smith for fourth place on the WNBA's career scoring list with 6,466 points. She also moved into sixth in league history with 1,399 made free throws.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored a season-high 19 points and the Indiana Fever overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to beat the Chicago Sky 91-79 on Sunday night.
Candice Dupree had 18 points, Erlana Larkins added a season-high 16, and Shenise Johnson had 14 for Indiana (6-6). Briann January had 10 points and seven assists.
Quigley, Dolson help Sky beat Stars, 85-81 in OT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Allie Quigley scored nine of her 16 points in overtime, including back-to-back 3-pointers, and Stefanie Dolson finished with 25 points to help the Chicago Sky beat the San Antonio Stars 85-81 on Saturday night.
Tamera Young had 21 points, seven rebounds and three steals for the Sky (2-7), who snapped a five-game skid.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 20 points and 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 79-70 on Tuesday night.
Los Angeles was just 4-of-16 shooting in the third quarter, but scored on its first three possessions of the fourth for a 62-53 lead. Chicago got within 67-62, but Alana Beard's back-door cut for a layup and Chelsea Gray's basket in traffic made it a nine-point lead with 2:13 to go.
Chicago Sky hire Stocks as new head coach/GM
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Sky hired Los Angeles Sparks assistant Amber Stocks as its new head coach Tuesday.
Stocks replaces Pokey Chatman, who the Sky let go after she guided Chicago to an 18-16 record and an appearance in the WNBA semifinals. She won 106 games in Chicago and led the team to its first-ever playoff appearance in 2013 and a trip to the WNBA Finals in 2014.
Jantel Lavender of Sparks wins WNBA sixth woman award
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks center Jantel Lavender has won the WNBA's sixth woman award.
The league announced Wednesday that Lavender received 26 of the 39 votes from a national media panel.
She averaged 9.6 points and shot a career-high 53.8 percent from the field to help the Sparks secure the second best record in the league.
Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, the winner of award the past two seasons, and Dallas Wings guard Aerial Powers finished tied for second place with three votes each.
Delle Donne’s absence looms large for Sky-Sparks series
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The semifinal playoff series between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Chicago Sky could hang on the recovery of Elena Delle Donne's thumb.
Delle Donne had surgery recently and coach Pokey Chatman said she won't play in Game 1 of the best-of-five series that begins Wednesday at Long Beach State and is doubtful for Game 2.
Chicago guard Allie Quigley is impressed with how the Sky have played without the star forward.
Stewart, Storm clinch 7th seed in WNBA playoffs
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 18 points, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 16 and the Seattle Storm clinched the seventh seed in the WNBA playoffs with an 88-75 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday night.
Seattle will play at Atlanta in the opening round of the playoffs. Stewart also grabbed 11 rebounds, including her 277th defensive one of the season to pass Lisa Leslie's WNBA record of 276 set in 2004.