CHICAGO — Dana Evans scored 15 points, Rebekah Gardner added 14 and the Chicago Sky cruised past the New York Liberty 83-50 on Wednesday night.
Chicago led 36-17 at halftime after holding New York 20%, including 1-of-12 from 3-point range. It was the lowest score in a half since Connecticut had 15 on September 1, 2015.
The Sky opened the third quarter with a 13-4 run to take a 28-point lead at 49-21, and New York hit 50 points after Jocelyn Willoughby’s layup by 20.2 seconds in the fourth.
Candace Parker added 11 points and Emma Meesseman scored 10 for Chicago (1-1). Parker and Meesseman each had six rebounds and four assists.
Chicago was 10-of-22 from 3-point range, with three each from Evans and Parker, while New York was just 20-of-60 from the field.
Han Xu, the tallest player in the WNBA at 6ft 10, scored 10 points for New York (1-1). Natasha Howard and Betnijah Laney each scored eight points, while Stefanie Dolson scored six against her former team. Sabrina Ionescu was held at two points.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/11/sky-hold-liberty-to-17-first-half-points-in-win/ Sky keep Liberty in the win with 17 first-half points