BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Cheyenne Parker had 23 points and seven rebounds, Ruthy Hebard added 22 points and eight rebounds and the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 95-88 on Friday night, spoiling Arike Ogunbowale’s 38-point game.
Dallas (7-14) is tied with Atlanta for ninth place, a half-game behind Washington for the final playoff spot. The Wings will face New York to close the regular season Sunday. Sixth-seeded Chicago (12-10) will face No. 7 Connecticut in the playoffs next week.
Courtney Vandersloot added 15 points, five rebounds and 12 assists for Chicago. Kahleah Copper had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Vandersloot became the fifth player in WNBA history to reach 1,900 assists, joining Ticha Penicheiro, Sue Bird, Lindsay Whalen and Diana Taurasi. Vandersloot finished with 219 assists (9.95 per game) to set a single-season record for assists per game.
Ogunbowale was 13 of 26 from the field, 3 of 6 from distance, and made 9 of 10 at the free-throw line for Dallas. Marina Mabrey and Kayla Thornton each scored 11 points.
Liz Cambage was the last WNBA player to reach the 40-point mark in 2018. Ogunbowale scored 39 points in a win over Washington on Sunday.