Vandersloot’s buzzer-beater gives Sky 88-85 win over Lynx

by | Jun 26, 2022 | Sports

Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, to help the Chicago Sky edge the Minnesota Lynx 88-85CHICAGO — Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, to help the Chicago Sky edge the Minnesota Lynx 88-85 on Sunday.Chicago inbounded in the frontcourt with 7.6 seconds to go. Vandersloot attempted to drive the right side, was stopped and handed off to Emma Meesseman, got the ball back and hit the winning shot from about 25 feet.The Sky were missing head coach James Wade, who was out because of health and safety protocols.Meesseman scored 15 points, Candace Parker 13, Rebekah Gardner 12 and Allie Quigley and Julie Allemand 11 each for the Sky (13-5). Vandersloot added six assists and five rebounds.Jessica Shepard and Kayla McBride scored 15 points each for the Lynx (5-14). Sylvia Fowles had 12 points, Moriah Jefferson 11 and Natalie Achonwa 10.After Parker hit a 3-pointer to give Chicago an 81-70 lead with 4:10 to go in the fourth quarter, Shepard led a 9-0 run for Minnesota, hitting a driving layup and a 3-pointer before picking up a pair of assists on two layups by Achonwa. Although the Lynx never took the lead, they drew even when McBride was fouled on a 3-point attempt and hit all three free throws with 7.6 seco …

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