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Courtney Vandersloot becomes 7th WNBA player with triple-double

In this July 18, 2017 file photo, Chicago Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot (22) tries to pass as Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart, left, and Carolyn Swords defend during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. The Sky won 94-83. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
In this July 18, 2017 file photo, Chicago Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot (22) tries to pass as Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart, left, and Carolyn Swords defend during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. The Sky won 94-83. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

CHICAGO – Courtney Vandersloot became the seventh player to have a triple-double in WNBA history, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best 15 assists in the Chicago Sky’s 114-99 victory over the Dallas Wings on Friday night.

Vandersloot set a franchise record with 10 first-half assists and tied her team mark of 14 midway through the third quarter. Ticha Penicheiro holds the league record with 16, which she accomplished twice – in 1998 and 2002.

“It is a big deal,” Vandersloot said. “This is my first ever triple-double. … I can’t rebound like that.”

She’s the first Sky player to accomplish the feat.

Kahleah Copper scored a career-high 23 points on 9-of-10 shooting to help Chicago (8-16) snap a four-game losing streak. Allie Quigley added 21 points as the Sky scored the most points in franchise history, topping 107.

Dallas center Elizabeth Cambage’s consecutive games with 35-plus points came to an end after being double-teamed for much of the game. She finished with 23 points for her 13th 20-point game of the season.

Skylar Diggins-Smith added 21 points for Dallas (14-10), and Azura Stevens had 14 points and a career-high nine rebounds. Dallas coach Fred Williams was ejected for the second time in the last three games.


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