Allie Quigley scored 18 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Seattle Storm 78-74 on Wednesday for their fifth straight victory. With Wednesday’s win, the WNBA reigning champions clinched their place in the playoffs.
Meesseman made a reverse layup to give Chicago a 76-72 lead, and Kahleah Copper grabbed an offensive rebound on the Sky’s next possession before making 1 of 2 free throws for a five-point lead.
Copper finished with 11 points and eight rebounds and Emma Meesseman had 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Sky. Chicago (20-6) clinched a playoff spot with its 20th win of the season.
Stewart led Seattle (17-9) with 24 points. Jewell Loyd added 18 points, Tina Charles had 11 points and six rebounds, and Sue Bird scored nine points. Chicago was missing guard Courtney Vandersloot for concussion protocol.