Copper and German lead Sky to conquer Wings


CHICAGO (AP) – Kahleah Copper scored 19 points, Julie Allemand had a season-high 11 of 13 in the fourth quarter and the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 89-83 on Friday night.

Candace Parker had 14 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for Chicago (21-6), which has won six in a row. Emma Meesseman added a season-high 13 points, nine assists and three blocks, and Allie Quigley scored 10 points.

The Wings trailed by 14 points at the end of the first half, but scored six straight points in the fourth quarter to make it 75-74 and give Dallas its first lead of the game when Tyasha Harris hit a float with 6:57 left. German responded with a three-point play to put Chicago ahead about a minute later, but Arike Ogunbowale made a 3-pointer to give Dallas an 80-79 lead with 4 minutes left.

German hit a 3-pointer then made a layup – both assisted by Meesseman – to give Sky the lead for good with 3:01 remaining.

Ogunbowale hit another 3 to take the Wings 84-83 but Parker scored inside and German went 3 of 4 from the free throw line in the final 90 seconds to seal it.

Ogunbowale finished with 28 points. Isabelle Harrison scored 18 on 8 of 10 shooting for Dallas (11-15), Teaira McCowan added 15 points and Kayla Thornton scored 11.


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