Angel Reese records 11th straight double-double and the Sky top the Dream 85-77

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored six of her season-high 26 points in the final 92 seconds, rookie Angel Reese recorded her 11th consecutive double-double just before being named to the All-Star roster, and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 85-77 on Tuesday night.

Reese scored 12 points and set a franchise record with 19 rebounds to move within one double-double of Candace Parker’s WNBA record of 12 straight. Reese is the first WNBA rookie to have 10-plus rebounds and 19-plus rebounds in a game since Teaira McCowan in 2019.

Chicago trailed 75-72 before Atlanta went the final three minutes without a field goal. Diamond DeShields rattled in a 3-pointer from the corner with 2:21 left to tie it at 75-all and she added one free throw on the Sky’s next possession to take the lead for good.

Carter took over down the stretch, making a basket on three straight possessions. She converted her second straight driving layup for an 80-77 lead and then stole it at the other end, leading to a jumper from the free-throw line.

Dana Evans added 14 points and Kamilla Cardoso had eight points and 10 rebounds for Chicago (7-11).

Allisha Gray, who joins Reese on the All-Star team, scored 19, and Tina Charles had 19 points, 14 rebounds and five assists for Atlanta (7-11), which turned it over 18 times. Cheyenne Parker-Tyus and Jordin Canada each added 11 points.

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley came onto the court after the game for an embrace with her former player Cardoso.



The Associated Press

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