Allie Quigley, Candace Parker lead Sky past Dream in opener of road trip
Parker returned after missing one game with an ankle injury, while Quigley had her third consecutive game of at least 20 points.
Allie Quigley scored 21 points and Candace Parker added 18 to help the Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 86-79 on Tuesday night in College Park, Georgia.
Quigley was 8 of 11 from the field, including making all three of her three-pointers.
‘‘It’s just one of those times when you’re in a groove and feeling good,’’ said Quigley, who scored 27 points in each of her last two games. ‘‘I have good rhythm right now and the team is running good stuff for me. It’s just confidence.’’
Parker, who came back after missing a game with a sprained left ankle, added nine rebounds in her 29 minutes. Parker passed Temeka Johnson for 11th on the WNBA career assists list.
‘‘[Parker is] important in what we do so it gives me a sense of calm when she’s out there,’’ Sky coach James Wade said.
Kahleah Copper added 16 points for the Sky (12-12), and Courtney Vandersloot totaled 12 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. The Sky shot 51.5%.
The Sky continue their five-game road trip Friday at Seattle.
‘‘We all gotta have that confidence that this is go time, and this is the time when we’re gonna be our best,’’ Quigley said. ‘‘I think we’ll find out what we’re made of and I think we’re ready for the challenge.’’
Odyssey Sims had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead the Dream (6-18). Courtney Williams added 16 points, six rebounds and four assists.