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Allie Quigley scores 20 to lead Sky past Mercury

Kahleah Copper added 16 points.

Sky guard Allie Quigley scored 20 points in Wednesday’s win over the Mercury.
Sky guard Allie Quigley scored 20 points in Wednesday’s win over the Mercury.
Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

BRADENTON, Fla. — Allie Quigley scored 20 points, Kahleah Copper added 16 points and the Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 89-71 on Wednesday night.

The Sky had a 14-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but it was cut to 70-65 with 5:21 remaining. Courtney Vandersloot answered with a three-point play to start a 7-0 Chicago run for a double-digit lead.

Vandersloot finished with 12 points and five assists for the Sky (6-3). Azurá Stevens added 10 points. Chicago was just 1 of 11 from 3-point range but outrebounded Phoenix 38-26.

Diamond DeShields made a floater in the lane just before the halftime buzzer to extend the Sky’s lead to 42-36.

Skylar Diggins-Smith and Sophie Cunningham each scored 15 points for Phoenix (5-4), which had won five of its last six games. Brittney Griner, averaging 18.4 points per game, was just 3 of 11 from the field for nine points.