June 27, 2022 

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Courtney Vandersloot is clutch, Candace Parker can’t retire 

Howard and James discuss Courtney Vandersloot's game-winner for Chicago

It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. This episode features host Howard Megdal and Chicago Sky reporter James Kay. The fellas discuss Courtney Vandersloot‘s game-winner for Chicago, a three-pointer that gave the Sky an 88-85 win over the Minnesota Lynx.

James breaks down Vandersloot’s game-winning three-pointer that sealed the win for Chicago:

“She just keeps doing this. I mean, this is her second buzzer beater game winning shot of the season already, we saw in New York a little while ago. It was incredible because the play wasn’t even designed for Courtney Vandersloot to go and hit that three on the wing. The Sky run this play all the time, at the end of games where they have Allie Quigley inbounding the ball and they pass it off to the wing.”


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James talks about the Wintrust Arena experience from last year to this year:

“Let’s even compare it to last year, the difference between the crowds this year and last year is just so vast, it is loud, every single game. The Sky sold out their season tickets early on and you can still see people come into all the games. You know, yesterday they had 7,000 people. If I had to guess what their average was last year, probably wasn’t anywhere near that.”

“[Howard] thank you Across the Timeline 3,187 last year and 6,677 this year, so more than double what they were last year.”

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