Courtney Vandersloot totaled 17 points and 12 assists, and Jantel Lavender had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead the host Chicago Sky past the New York Liberty 99-83 on Friday night.
Chicago (8-8) won for the second time in three games behind a balanced attack. Diamond DeShields scored 16 points, Allie Quigley had 14 and Stefanie Dolson chipped in 13.
Kia Nurse scored a game-high 18 points to lead New York (7-9). Tina Charles and Bria Hartley scored 13 points each, while Marine Johannes added 10.
Chicago led 27-25 after one quarter before blowing the game open, outscoring the Liberty 28-10 in the second quarter to take a 55-35 lead at the break.
Gabby Williams capped the spurt with an alley-oop layup at the buzzer. Lavender had 15 points at halftime, while DeShields chipped in 12.
Eyeing their fourth straight victory on the road, the Liberty also fell short in their bid to reach .500. The Sky reached the break-even mark behind 38-for-70 (54.3-percent) shooting from the floor. New York finished 28-for-70 (40 percent).
Quigley has drilled at least three treys in six of her past seven games. She tied a career high Wednesday with six 3-pointers as the Sky opened a three-game homestand with a 73-72 loss to the Minnesota Lynx.
Dolson corralled a game-high nine rebounds, while Reshanda Gray's six rebounds led the Liberty. The Sky fell one point short of reaching triple digits for the first time this season.
Sky rookie wing Katie Lou Samuelson came off the bench to make her first appearance after missing more than a month with a broken bone in her right wrist. Point guard Jamierra Faulkner also was active for the first time since sustaining a torn right ACL in July 2018. The Wintrust Arena crowd welcomed Faulkner back with a warm ovation.
Chicago improved to 2-0 against the Liberty this season. Vandersloot scored 25 points for the visiting Sky in the teams' first meeting, an eight-point Chicago victory on June 19.
--Field Level Media