Vandersloot shines in WNBA debut for Sky

Vandersloot shines in WNBA debut for Sky

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Vandersloot shines in WNBA debut for Sky

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by WNBA.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 4, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 4 at 9:21 PM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Katie Douglas scored 19 points with seven rebounds, Tamika Catchings had 15 points and nine boards and the Indiana Fever (1-0) beat the Chicago Sky (0-1) 65-57 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

Former Gonzaga University All-American point guard and third-overall pick in the WNBA Draft by Chicago Courtney Vandersloot shot 2-5 from the field and 0-1 from three point range. She finished with seven points and dished-out a game-high seven assists.

Tangela Smith scored 16 points for the Fever, who beat the Sky for the sixth straight time. Smith hit was 4 of 7 from behind the arc, one shy of her career high for 3s in a game.

University High School product and Tennessee Volunteer Angie Bjorklund did not enter the game due to coach's decision.

Lewis and Clark High School graduate and former Arizona State Sun Devil Briann January struggled for the Fever, shooting 0-11 from the field. January finished with three points off 3-6 shooting free throws.

Epiphanny Prince scored 20 points and Sylvia Fowles added 10 points and seven rebounds for Chicago, which fell behind 10-1 at the start of the game and never led.

The Sky cut the deficit to four by the end of the half, but Indiana jumped to a 10-point lead with a 9-2 run to start the third quarter.

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