WNBA Preseason: Washington (69) – Chicago (76)

Last night the Chicago Sky beat the Washington Mystics on Elena Delle Donne‘s comeback to Delaware, where the game was played. Chicago is having quite a nice preseason so far, even when they’re missing two of their best players: Epiphanny Prince and Sylvia Fowles. However, Delle Donne is keeping the level quite high, as this time again, she had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks; as she has returned with an even better defensive ability. But, in this game she had a good help coming from their starting point guard Courtney Vandersloot, who is developing into one of the top PG’s of the league, as higher usage on european teams in the offseason is helping her improve her game. As for the rest of the team, Shasha Goodlett and, even more, Jessica Breland, are providing a big help for the Sky’s interior game, which seems an unexpected positive outcome of this preseason.

With respect to the Mystics, this was the first game where they have used their likely starting lineup for this season, which finally includes Emma Messeman and Kia Vaughn, ahead of the likes of Sidney Dolson or Tianna Hawkins. On this game however, this lineup didn’t work out well for the Mystics, as only Ivory Latta was able to do something against the Sky defense, scoring 15 points in 20 minutes. However, the minutes were highly distributed, impeding players to put up big numbers, as the team still needs to cut 3 more players, at least. Candidates include: Thornton, Mathies, Ruffin-Pratt, McKenith or Hawkins.

 

WASHINGTON MYSTICS (69)
POS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A +/- OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BS BA PTS
M. Currie F 22:32 3-9 1-2 4-5 +2 1 3 4 1 1 2 2 1 1 11
K. Vaughn C 17:04 3-8 0-0 0-0 -5 2 3 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 6
E. Meesseman C 14:31 1-6 0-0 0-0 -4 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 2
K. Lawson G 23:17 1-5 1-3 3-3 +2 0 5 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 6
I. Latta G 20:36 5-9 2-5 3-4 +9 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 15
J. Milovanovic 10:48 3-7 0-2 1-2 +4 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 7
S. Dolson 16:39 3-3 0-0 0-0 +1 0 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 6
B. Hartley 21:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 -12 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 6
T. Ruffin-Pratt 17:28 1-5 0-1 0-0 -9 0 1 1 1 3 0 3 0 2 2
N. McKenith 05:07 0-1 0-0 1-2 -7 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
T. Hawkins 14:41 1-2 0-0 1-2 -7 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 2 0 3
A. Mathies 10:00 0-2 0-0 2-2 -6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
K. Thornton 06:17 1-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
CHICAGO SKY (76)
POS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A +/- OFF DEF TOT AST PF ST TO BS BA PTS
J. Breland F 24:07 7-11 0-0 0-0 +4 2 7 9 2 3 1 1 3 1 14
E. Delle Donne G-F 27:16 5-16 0-0 7-8 +20 4 6 10 1 2 2 1 3 1 17
T. Young F 24:07 3-5 0-0 0-0 +9 1 4 5 1 2 1 2 0 0 6
C. Vandersloot G 26:16 4-7 0-0 7-8 +18 0 2 2 11 1 3 2 0 1 15
S. Goodlett C 24:00 3-9 0-0 0-0 +32 3 4 7 0 2 0 2 1 0 6
A. Quigley 16:35 2-5 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
M. Gatling 16:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 -25 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
A. Ellenberg 13:44 2-6 0-0 0-0 -11 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 4
G. Brandon 06:46 1-5 0-0 0-0 -1 4 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
C. Clements 09:01 0-2 0-0 4-4 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
S. Holmes 05:10 0-2 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
D. Williams 06:58 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 2

 

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