Epiphanny Prince shines as Sky edge Liberty in OT

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Glenview, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Epiphanny Prince scored a season-high 30 points as the Chicago Sky snapped a four-game losing streak with a 105-100 overtime win over the New York Liberty Wednesday at Allstate Arena.

Prince, who missed the first seven games of the season, made eight of 17 shots and all of her 11 attempts from the foul line for the Sky, who improved to 6-5.

Jessica Breland added 22 points, Courtney Vandersloot had 17 points and eight dimes, Markeisha Gatling scored 14 and Tamera Young had 11 points and 12 boards as Chicago set its highest scoring output of the season.

Cappie Pondexter scored 29 points on 10-for-18 shooting for the Liberty, who fell to 3-9 after losing seven of their last eight outings.

Tina Charles added 25 points and eight boards while Anna Cruz had 17 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Liberty, who led by six early in the third period.

The Sky took a commanding 10-point advantage, 62-52, behind Prince’s 23-foot three point shot with 2:03 left in the third.

It was a close battle in the fourth before the Sky grabbed an 86-80 lead Vandersloot’s triple with 1:23 left in regulation.

However, Pondexter scored the Liberty’s last six points, including three foul shots in the 44 seconds after she was fouled by Young while shooting from beyond the arc, to tie the game at 86.

After the Sky missed several opportunities to take the lead, Pondexter had a chance to win it for the Liberty with 23 seconds but muffed a 21-foot jumper as time expired.

Alex Montgomery’s jumper put the Liberty ahead early in overtime but the Sky answered with four straight points from Young for a 90-88 lead.

After a series of deadlocks, Prince put the Sky ahead for good with a triple while Breland added a layup for a 97-92 advantage with 1:52 left.

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