McCoughtry, Hayes help Dream edge Chicago

Associated PressJuly 13, 2014 

— Angel McCoughtry matched a season high with 33 points, Tiffany Hayes hit the clinching free throws with 29 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky 81-79 in overtime Sunday for their fourth straight victory.

The Dream (15-5) looked sluggish after winning Saturday night at Indiana, shooting a season-low 35 percent from the field and finding it difficult to put away a Chicago team that's lost five straight and 12 of 15.

Allie Quigley finished with a career-high 27 points in a reserve role, and Sylvia Fowles, who missed a layup at the regulation buzzer that would've won the game, had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Sky (8-13).

Sancho Lyttle scored 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Erika de Souza added eight points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta.

Hayes, who had a season-high 21 points the night before, finished with 17. She hit the winning foul shots after Chicago forward Jessica Breland threw the ball away with 40.6 seconds left in overtime.

The Sky, who lost by 38 in their most recent trip to Atlanta last month, took their biggest lead at 11 on Fowles' three-point play with 6:23 left in the second quarter. Atlanta wasn't down for long, going up by one on McCoughtry's layup at the 8:38 mark of the third.

McCoughtry had nine points in the third to help the Dream outscore Chicago 17-9. A technical foul on Sky coach Pokey Chatman led to McCoughtry hitting the ensuing free throw and scoring her 20th point one possession later on a fastbreak alley-oop pass from Celine Dumerc.

The Dream didn't trail in regulation after de Souza's lay-in made it 50-49 at the 6:17 mark of the third, but a free throw by Tamera Young put the Sky up by one early in OT.

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