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Gonzaga alum Courtney Vandersloot and the Chicago Sky head to WNBA finals

The Chicago Sky beat the top seeded Connecticut Sun 79 to 69 on Wednesday.
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Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) pushes the ball up the court during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

MONTVILLE, Conn. — Gonzaga alum Courtney Vandersloot is headed to the WNBA finals.

Vandersloot and the Chicago Sky beat the top seeded Connecticut Sun 79 to 69 on Wednesday. This victory is sending the Sky to the finals for the first time since 2014. Vandersloot led the team with 19 points.

The first game of the finals with be on Oct.10 and the matchup will be determined by the winner of the Las Vegas Aces and Phoenix Mercury series.

Gonzaga alum Courtney Vandersloot also scored a triple-double earlier this season. That makes her the second WNBA player ever to score a triple-double in the playoffs.

Vandersloot had 18 assists, 11 points and ten rebounds in the first playoff game in the series against the Connecticut Sun. The Chicago Sky beat the Sun 101 to 95.