The Chicago Sky hosted the Connecticut Sun yesterday in a hard fought battle. The Chicago Sky edged the Sun 85-77 to take game two of the Conference finals.
The Sky started the game off hot going on a 15-4 run in the first quarter and a 21-9 run in the second quarter. James Wade, the coach of the Chicago Sky, stated Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley are two important pieces of our offense. They control and set up the offense every game. If they don’t do their job on the court our offense can be lackluster.
Last night Serena Williams beat Anett Kontaveit in the US Open. Wade stated Williams and Candice Parker are alike. Both are 35 or older and both are still dominating the game. The way Parker doesn’t take any plays off shows that she has that urgency to do back to back championships along with everyone else on the team. Despite the Sky being a bad defensive team, we are still playing good and we look forward to building on defense to become better. Overall throughout the season, we never lost two in a row besides our 35th game.
Emma Meesseman, who was responsible for 14 points and 7 rebounds, stated, “We had to bounce back from game one. I think, in our head, we were relaxed and were thinking game one was going to be an easy win. But that was our wake up call.”
Parker had 22 points and was named player of the game. When asked about her feelings about being in this position again, Parker stated, “It’s fun being in this position. Me and Courtney were just talking about it. It took her eight seasons, and it took me nine seasons to make it to the finals. Leading all year, it’s fun just going out there being competitive and fighting hard to win each game. Speaking about Serena, I was excited to see her go out there and beat the number two player in the world. Let’s get it right though, Serena is older than me, but both of us are still dominating.”
The Sun will host the Sky in game 3 September 4th. The series is currently tied 1-1.
By Christopher Lockridge