Courtney Vandersloo scored 18 points, including a buzzer-sounding three-pointer, helping the Chicago Sky beat Minnesota Lynx 88-85 at Wintrust Arena on Sunday.
The sky inbound to the front court with 7.6 seconds remaining. Vandersroot tried to drive on the right side, but stopped and was handed over to Emma Meesseman, who regained the ball and hit a winning shot from about 25 feet.
Sky didn’t have James Wade, who wasn’t able to play in the match because of a health and safety protocol.
Meesseman scored 15 points, with Candace Parker 13, Rebekah Gardner 12, Allie Quigley and Julie Allemand 11 each on Sky (13-5). Vandersroot has added 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
Jessica Shepard and Keila McBride each scored 15 points at Lynx (5-14). Sylvia Fowles scored 12 points, Moria Jefferson 11 and Natalie Akonwa 10.
After Parker hit 3 pointers and gave Sky an 81-70 lead with 4 minutes and 10 seconds remaining, Shepherd led a 9-0 Lynx run, hitting a driving layup and 3 pointers, and then. I picked up a pair of assists. Two layups by Akonwa. Lynx didn’t lead, but even if McBride was fouled in a three-point attempt, he drew and hit all three free throws with 7.6 seconds remaining.
Lynx led 10-0 in the first quarter and 20-18, but neither team led more than 3 points in the rest of the first half. With 24 seconds left, the Vandersroot 3 pointer gave Sky a 46-44 half-time lead. Lynx shot 67% in the first half and overcame 11 turnovers.
8-0 in the second half of the third quarter gave Sky an advantage of 69-58, leading 72-62 to 4th place.
Chicago Sky wins buzzer at Courtney Vandersloo’s three points
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