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Chicago Sky beat Indiana Fever in Candace Parker’s return

Jarrett Hoffman
Candace Parker
Sep 7, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; The WNBA logo on a ball during the fourth quarter of game one of the WNBA finals between the Seattle Storm and the Washington Mystics at KeyArena. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Sky ended a seven-game losing streak defeating the Indiana Fever 92-76. The win was the first on their home floor this season and their first victory since their second game of the season improving their record to 3-7.

The Indiana Fever, on the other hand, had their losing streak extended to six games dropping to 1-10. They are the first team to reach double-digit losses this season.

Candace Parker returned for the Chicago Sky after missing the past eight games. She was rusty finishing with just three points on 1-for-9 shooting along with five rebounds in 17 minutes.

Courtney Vandersloot paced the Sky with 17 points and nine assists followed by Azura Stevens who finished with 12 points on an efficient 5-for-6 shooting from the field adding four rebounds. Stefanie Dolson recorded 12 points, six rebounds and two blocks while Kaleah Cooper posted 11 points, four rebounds and two steals.

Kelsey Mitchell led the Fever scoring a game-high 24 points while Tiffany Mitchell finished with 20 points, six rebounds and three assists. Jantel Lavender had 14 points and seven rebounds. While Jessica Breland scored just four games, she provided a full-line recording nine rebounds, six assists, four blocks and three steals.

The Chicago Sky never trailed in the game blitzing the Fever in the first quarter. Leading 13-10, the Sky ended the quarter on a 12-2 run to take a 13-point lead into the second quarter.

Kelsey and Tiffany Mitchell did their best to keep the Fever in the game scoring 26 of their team’s 39 first-half points, but they were unable to trim the deficit for their team going into halftime down 12.

In the third quarter, the Fever put together a run trimming the Sky’s lead to just four points. However, that was the closest the game would get as the Sky outscored the Fever 30-14 for the rest of the game on their way to victory.