7:00 PM ET, July 12, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Katie Douglas scored 13 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the Indiana Fever netted the final seven points in a 66-57 victory over the Chicago Sky on Saturday night.Douglas scored all but 10 of the Fever's fourth-quarter points and made all 10 of her free throws to go along with 7-of-17 shooting from the field.When the Fever cooled off after hitting their first nine shots, Douglas said it was time to go to the basket."All of us made more of a conscious effort to get to the rim," Douglas said. "We got off to a phenomenal start, but in the second half, things were not going down as well. Rather than sit in and try to get comfortable, we decided to attack the basket."Tan White, who scored eight points in the first quarter, was the other player in double figures with 10 for the Fever (10-9).Candice DuPree, who made her first eight field goals, led the Sky with 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Jia Perkins, who sank just 4 of 16 shots, added 10 points for the Chicago (5-13), which lost its fourth straight."I think the main difference was in the second half," DuPree said. "[Tamika] Catchings was guarding me, and Catchings is a great defensive player and a hustle player."After hitting their first nine shots, the Fever made just 15 of their final 54."Give Chicago credit," Douglas said. "They're well balanced, relentless and aggressive. Also give us credit for finding our composure, putting the ball in the basket more than they did and making more stops than they did."The fast-starting Fever built a 22-9 lead, but then went scoreless for six minutes. The Sky closed to 22-21 as DuPree scored eight points.Despite making only four of its next 19 shots, Indiana led 32-27 at halftime.
|FG Made-Attempted||21-62 (.000)||24-62 (.000)|
|3P Made-Attempted||1-10 (.100)||6-19 (.316)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-17 (.000)||12-14 (.000)|
|Fast Break Points||9||2|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|