Sylvia Fowles’ double-double powers Sky over Mystics

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Washington D.C., MD, United States (4E Sports) – Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and 16 boards to power the Chicago Sky past the Washington Mystics, 72-69 Wednesday at Verizon Center.

Elena Delle Donne added 18 points in the win.

The 6-foot-6 Fowles scored six points in a 10-0 run by the Sky to take a 19-8 lead with 17 seconds left in the opening quarter.

Monique Curry scored six as the Mystics answered with an 8-0 blast to cut their deficit to 21-18 at 4:54 of the second.

An Allie Quigley 3- point jumper brought the Sky’s lead back to 11 at 31-20 with 2:24 left before halftime.

But Bria Hartley also hit a 3-point jumper as the Mystics ended the quarter with a 9-0 run to close in at 31-29 at the half.

A Hartley jumper tied the game at 31 early in the third.

Then a 3-pointer by Ivory Latta finally put the Mystics ahead 36-35 midway in the third.

Epiphanny Prince scored six points to lead the Sky offense in taking a 52-45 lead entering the fourth.

The Mystics closed in at 54-52 with 7:48 left after six points by Latta, but the Sky managed to retain their lead the rest of the way.

The Sky led by just one at 70-69 with 8.9 seconds remaining following Bria Hartley’s layup on an intercepted inbounds pass.

Prince’s two free throws put the Sky up 72-69 with 7.8 seconds left.

The win pulled the Sky (15-17) into a second place tie in the Eastern Conference with Washington.

Monique Currie scored 18 points and rookie Stefanie Dolson had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mystics (15-17), who have lost four of six games.

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