Hayes and Sykes lead Dream to 88-75 win over Stars
Jul. 19, 2017
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).
Isabelle Harrison scored 22 points to lead San Antonio despite rolling her ankle in the first half. San Antonio was missing Kayla McBride, who injured her ankle in the team's last game.
The Dream head to Washington to play the Mystics in their final game before the All-Star break.
In Seattle, Allie Quigley scored 25 points and Keisha Hampton had a season-high 14 to help the Chicago Sky beat the Storm 94-83.
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.
The Sky took their first lead, 43-42, on Young's basket early in the third and Quigley scored 11 points in the quarter. She matched her career-high with six 3-pointers. Kahleah Copper's three-point play gave Chicago an 81-72 lead and after a Seattle offensive foul, Copper made a hook shot in the lane.
Young finished with 11 points for Chicago (7-13), which outscored Seattle's reserves 42-8.
Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Seattle (9-11), which turned it over 18 times. Crystal Langhorne entered needing five straight field goals to tie Nneka Ogwumike's WNBA record of 23. She made her first three shots before missing an open jumper near the free-throw line.