Final

Sky 81

(14-19, 8-8 away)

Comets 70

 

    8:30 PM ET, August 16, 2007

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    CHI 21 20 20 2081
    HOU 7 27 17 1970

    Top Performers

    Chicago: C. Dupree 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Houston: T. Thompson 33 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast

    Dales leads Sky to easy victory against Comets

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Stacey Dales scored 17 points to lead the Chicago Sky to an 81-70 win over the Houston Comets on Thursday night.

    Candice Dupree had 14 points, Jia Perkins added 13, Brooke Wyckoff 12 and Dominique Canty 10 for the second-year Sky (14-19). Chicago, which finishes the season at New York on Sunday, has nine more wins than in its inaugural season last year.

    Tina Thompson scored a season-high 33 points on 12-for-20 shooting from the field, and Tamecka Dixon added 14 points for Houston (12-21).

    After trailing by double figures most of the game, the Comets used a 10-2 run to pull to 55-51 on Roneeka Hodges' 3-pointer with 1:39 left in the third. The Sky closed the quarter with six consecutive points to push their lead to 10.

    The Comets pulled to 61-53 on Thompson's jumper to start the fourth, but that was as close as they got. The Sky stretched their lead to 10 on Dupree's free throws with 7:36 left and the lead never dipped into single digits the rest of the way.

    Chicago started the game by outscoring the Comets 21-2. Dales had eight points in the quarter and gave the Sky the 19-point lead on a 3-pointer with 2:10 left in the opening quarter.

    Houston pulled to 41-34 at halftime by outscoring the Sky 27-20 in the second quarter. Thompson kept Houston in the game by scoring 16 points in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

      Chicago Houston
    Points 81 70
    FG Made-Attempted 27-69 (.000) 25-58 (.000)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-19 (.000) 13-18 (.000)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 15-35 11-31
    Assists 18 20
    Turnovers 4 16
    Steals 5 5
    Blocks 1 4
    Fast Break Points 8 7
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)