EVANS 20-POINT SECOND HALF HELPS LIFT SKY OVER INDIANA
The Chicago Sky rallied to force overtime last night against Indiana in Chicago's Wintrust arena and got a huge contribution from Dana Evans to help them win the game.
Despite Indiana's Aliyah Boston single-handedly trying to defeat the Sky, the Chicago squad was able to tie this one 91-91 as time ran out in regulation. Poor Chicago, down to eight active players for this one and getting killed inside by the former South Carolina star, but Chicago had a surprise of their own and it came in the form of the former Louisville guard Evans. As the teams battled through the overtime, Dana drilled a three-pointer with 50 left in o.t. to give Chicago a 101-96 lead.
And, she wasn't through. A bucket with 26 seconds to go from Evans increased the lead to seven at 103-96. And, that pretty well cinched it. Evans would add a free throw with six seconds to create the final score of 108-103. Indiana had seen victory snatched from them by the Evans express.
Evans played 32 minutes in th Sky win, going 8-16 fom the field and 3-4 from trifecta land. Add seven assists and three steals to tose Tueday night stats, too.
Chicago also got a ton of production from Marina Mabrey (28 points) and .Kahleah Copper (24pts.) but Evans, who did not draw thee start, spend the first half setting up players with assists and making steals. Down 67-62 after three, it didn't look promising for Chicago (5-3) but they battled for the home crowd and Evans, who has been in double figures in five of her last six games...gave Chi-Town a look at why she was one the the most illustrious scorers on UofL WBB history.
We hope the Sky can get back up to sufficient roster numbers soon. In the meantime, though, Dana Evans is relishing the playing time, success and showing the Sky coaches that the littlest gal on the court can step up very big and give them huge numbers.