Emma Meesseman leads Chicago Sky in Big Apple to narrow win in WNBA

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What a performance by WNBA champion Chicago Sky in the Big Apple. Belgian Cat Emma Meesseman double-double (20 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists) propelled Chicago Sky vs. New York Liberty to an 86-88 victory. Colleague Cat Julie Allemand also took action.

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In a real thriller, Chicago Sky was usually behind. Sabrina Ionescu (27 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists) led New York Liberty after 24-18, to a 45-44 halfway bonus and a 65-59 lead after three quarters. Ionescu is also the first player in the WNBA to record a triple-double after three quarters.

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In the closing quarter, Chicago Sky was still about New York Liberty after a nail biter. Emma Meesseman was supported by Courtney Vandesloot (20 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists) who dropped the winning bomb for Chicago Sky in the final second: 86-88. Julie Allemand, who arrived in Chicago this week from France and after the lost title final with ASVEL Lyon, came into action for the Sky for the second time, scoring 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist.

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With 9 out of 13, Chicago Sky, with Ann Wauters as assistant coach, is in third place in the WNBA. On Friday, Chicago will receive Sky Atlanta Dream.

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