Sky 71, Fever 61

The SportsXchange

Three players scored in double figures as the Chicago Sky knocked off reigning WNBA champion Indiana 71-61 on Saturday night at Indianapolis' Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The victory snapped a three-game road losing streak for the Sky (5-3) as well as a seven-game skid in the series.

Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points, Elena Delle Donne had 13 and Sylvia Fowles added 11 as the Sky shot 45.8 percent from the field (27 of 59) and out-rebounded the Fever 41-26.

Injury-plagued Indiana (1-6) was without key components from last year's title team including guards Erin Phillips and Jeanette Pohlen and center Jessica Davenport, who are out for the season. Guard/forward Katie Douglas is sidelined for several weeks with a back injury. Chicago native Tamika Catchings also missed Saturday's game with a sore lower back.

Shavonte Zellous led Indiana with 17 points as the Fever managed just 31.7 percent shooting from the field (20 of 62).

The game had five ties and seven lead changes. Prince gave the Sky the lead for good at 57-56 on a jumper with 5:04 left in the game to launch a decisive 9-0 run.

The Sky wrapped up a three-game road trip and return to Allstate Arena on Wednesday for an 11:30 a.m. CT game against New York.
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