Sky score final 9 points, beat Sun 95-92 in overtime

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Sky guard Kahleah Copper, right, scores over Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams (10) on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn.

    Sky guard Kahleah Copper, right, scores over Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams (10) on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. The Day via AP

  • Connecticut Sun forward DiJonai Carrington races on to the court to celebrate as the Sky take a timeout during a Sun run late in the second quarter Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn.

    Connecticut Sun forward DiJonai Carrington races on to the court to celebrate as the Sky take a timeout during a Sun run late in the second quarter Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. The Day via AP

  • Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams, right, grapples for the ball with Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn.

    Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams, right, grapples for the ball with Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. The Day via AP

  • Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas and center Brionna Jones force Sky forward Azurá Stevens (30) into a turnover late in the second quarter Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

    Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas and center Brionna Jones force Sky forward Azurá Stevens (30) into a turnover late in the second quarter Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) The Day via AP

  • Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) celebrates a basket during a late second quarter run against the Sky on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn.

    Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) celebrates a basket during a late second quarter run against the Sky on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. The Day via AP

  • Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman, left, battles Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot for the ball Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn.

    Connecticut Sun guard Natisha Hiedeman, left, battles Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot for the ball Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. The Day via AP

  • Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) pulls down the defensive rebound over teammate Alyssa Thomas (25) and Sky guard Kahleah Copper, front right, and forward Azurá Stevens, back right, on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn.

    Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) pulls down the defensive rebound over teammate Alyssa Thomas (25) and Sky guard Kahleah Copper, front right, and forward Azurá Stevens, back right, on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. The Day via AP

  • Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones and Sky forward Ruthy Hebard (24) tangle over a loose ball Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn.

    Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones and Sky forward Ruthy Hebard (24) tangle over a loose ball Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. The Day via AP

  • Sky forward Ruthy Hebard, left, grapples with Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones, right, for the ball Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn.

    Sky forward Ruthy Hebard, left, grapples with Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones, right, for the ball Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Uncasville, Conn. The Day via AP

 
Associated Press
Updated 7/31/2022 6:17 PM

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Kahleah Copper scored 27 points, Allie Quigley hit two big shots in overtime and the Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 95-92 in a matchup between two of the top teams Sunday.

Connecticut (20-10) led 92-86 after Jonquel Jones sank 1 of 2 free throws with 2:02 remaining in overtime. Quigley answered with a 3-pointer and Courtney Vandersloot hit two foul shots to get Chicago (23-7) within 92-91 with 90 seconds left.

 

Following a Sun turnover, Emma Meesseman made a go-ahead layup with 47.3 seconds to go and Quigley scored down low with 8.1 left to cap the scoring and a 9-0 game-ending run.

Vandersloot scored 16 with 12 assists for the Sky. She passed Lindsay Whalen to move into third on the WNBA's career assist lead. The Sky guard has 2,350 in her career now.

Quigley had 13 points and five assists, while Azura Stevens scored 12 with 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Meesseman added 10 points and five assists as all five starters scored in double figures.

DeWanna Bonner topped the Sun with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Alyssa Thomas scored 22 with eight assists and five steals. Courtney Williams had 16 points and eight boards and her basket with 15.2 seconds left sent the game to OT tied at 84.

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