When the Chicago Sky escaped their Sunday afternoon game against the Connecticut Sun with a 94-91 win, they also recorded their franchise-record 25th win.
The @chicagosky recorded their 25th victory of the regular season, marking the most wins in franchise history!— WNBA (@WNBA) August 8, 2022
Caught up with @coachjameswade and @Candace_Parker to discuss what this means for the city of Chicago 🧡 pic.twitter.com/w9CKthyrqq
Courtney Vandersloot led the way with 20 points and five assists, Candace Parker followed up with 20 points and 12 rebounds, Allie Quigley and Emma Meesseman contributed 15 points apiece, and Kahleah Cooper posted 11 points and four dimes. Meesseman also hit the game-winning triple after Parker beat a double-team with a pass to Meesseman in the corner.
“I think it’s great,” Coach James Wade said about the Sky’s win. “But it’s not really our main motivation. Always good to win. We have to see what this leads us to., but it always feels good to go in with a no. 1 record, but we still have a little bit more work to do to secure that.”
“We’re excited,” Parker added. “Building momentum going into the playoffs, we want to be playing our best basketball, but we also realize from last year it’s a new season once the playoff starts. So we gotta be focused. towards
Sky win. 25-8. Here’s the game-winner: beautiful set with Candace posting the switch, making the touch pass to Emma Meeseman who drains the game-winning three.— Ricky O’Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) August 7, 2022
Sky have been so good in the clutch all year, and did it again. pic.twitter.com/qdKukk9TH6
The Sky host the Seattle Storm on Tuesday while the Sun looks to get back on track against the Los Angeles Sparks.