Allie Quigley helps Sky stretch Dream's skid to nine games

Allie Quigley had a game-high 21 points with seven rebounds to lead the hot-shooting Chicago Sky to an 86-79 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday at College Park, Ga.

The Sky, who welcomed the return of Candace Parker from an ankle injury, made 51.5 percent of their shots from the field, including 8 of 17 from 3-point range.

Parker, who missed the Sky’s home loss against the Minnesota Lynx on Saturday, finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Courtney Vandersloot had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Kahleah Cooper finished with 16 points and four assists for Chicago (12-12).

Atlanta (6-18) lost its ninth consecutive game and its fifth straight since the Olympic break under interim coach Darius Taylor.

Odyssey Sims had 17 points and Courtney Williams 16 to lead the Dream.

They combined to make 16 of 38 shots from the field.

Sims missed all four of her 3-point attempts and Williams failed to make her only try from that range.

Atlanta’s Tiffany Hayes, who suffered a torn right MCL in June, played in her second game since returning from the knee injury. She came off the bench and did not score in 12 minutes and is scoreless in the two appearances.

Atlanta, which trailed 69-58 entering the fourth quarter, cut the lead to 81-77 with 1:53 left on front page a jumper by Williams.

After Vandersloot missed a 3-pointer, Atlanta had two opportunities to cut into the lead, but shots by Williams and Sims were off the mark.

Parker converted a 3-point play with 52 seconds left to increase the lead to 84-77.

Chicago shot 50 percent from the field in the first half and got 10 points from Copper and nine from Vandersloot to take a 40-33 halftime lead.

Atlanta made 35 percent of its field goal attempts by halftime, including a 2 of 12 from 3-point range.

The Dream rallied after falling behind 32-17 with 7:34 left in the second quarter by going on a 9-2 run capped by a 3-pointer by reserve guard Aari McDonald.

Guard Blake Dietrick, signed earlier Tuesday, had the other 3-pointer in the first half to help keep the game close.

After Sims made a layup with 8:00 left in the third quarter to cut the lead to 45-42, Chicago responded with an 11-2 run.

Parker’s 3-point play with 5:06 left in the third quarter gave Chicago a 56-44 lead.

–Field Level Media

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