Preseason #1: Sky 87, Lynx 78

The WNBA’s preseason kicked off today with a match up between the Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. The game was not televised or webcast but both the Sky (@wnbachicagosky) and Lynx (@minnesotalynx) provided real-time updates via twitter. Much appreciated. The Sky defeated the Lynx 87-78.

Recap (Sky) || Recap (Lynx) || Box Score || Box Score

Leading Scorers
Tamera Young — 18 pts
Shameka Christon — 17 pts
Mistie Bass — 12 pts
Jia Perkins — 11 pts

Leading Rebounders
Mistie Bass — 7 rbs
Tamera Young — 6 rbs
Sandora Irvin — 5 rbs
Abi Olajuwon — 5 rbs

Leading Assists
Sami Witcomb — 5 asts
Dominique Canty — 4 asts
Krisit Cirone — 3 asts

Leading Blocks
Sandora Irvin — 3 blks
Catherine Kraayeveld — 2 blks

Leading Steals
Sandora Irvin — 3 stls
Jia Perkins — 2 stls
Shameka Christon — 2 stls
Tamera Young — 2 stls
Sami Whitcomb — 2 stls

Big games from Tamera Young (18pts, 6rbs and 2stls in 18mins), Shameka Christon (17pts and 2stls in 21), Mistie Bass (12pts and 7rbs in 14mins) and Abi Olajuwon (8pts, 5rbs and 1blk in 18mins). Overall, looking at the box score, it appeared to be a very balanced game for the Sky.

From the recap…

“We used this opportunity to see where we were after only a week of practice,” said Sky Head Coach and General Manager Steven Key. “We found out we have a lot to work on as well as reinforce.”

Some pre-game, in-game and post-game chatter about the game going on at Rebkell’s message board.

Rookie leads Sky to win over Lynx in pre-season game (Daily Herald) — I’m not sure who the “rookie” is that led the Sky past the Lynx because neither Christon (not, uh Christen) or Young are rookies, but thanks for the article anyway Daily Herald.

*NEXT GAME* May 6th (Thursday)11:30am @ *ALLSTATE ARENA*

Nice win, Sky! 1-0 in preseason!

~ Chicago Sky Hoops ~


~ by audsquad on April 30, 2010.

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