Courtney Vandersloot had 23 points and added nine assists to help the WNBA-leading Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty 89-81 on Friday night at Wintrust Arena.
Vandersloot made a 3-pointer with 1 minute, 27 seconds left, turning a two-point lead into an 84-79 lead. She hadn’t scored in double figures in eight straight games.
Kahleah Copper and Allie Quigley each scored 16 points for Sky (22-7), with Copper adding 11 rebounds.
Sabrina Ionescu scored 16 points for the Liberty (10-18). Natasha Howard had 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven of Liberty’s 18 turnovers.
Vandersloot scored 12 points in the third quarter to help Sky turn a 46-44 halftime deficit into a 71-70 lead before the final period. The Sky avenged a loss to the Liberty on Saturday in New York.
Sky All-Star Candace Parker did not play due to illness unrelated to COVID.