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Dupree Leads Mercury Past Sky for 6th Straight Win

WGIL Newsroom . State Sports 91

PHOENIX (AP) — Candice Dupree had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Mercury to their sixth straight win, 87-69 over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.

Diana Taurasi added 15 points, hitting a 3-pointer with 6:46 left in the third quarter to pass Katie Smith (6,452 points) for second place on the WNBA’s career scoring list. Taurasi now has 6,457.

Allie Quigley scored 16 points to lead the Sky, who have lost four of six. Epiphanny Prince and Jamierra Faulkner added 11 each.

Britney Griner was held to four points but grabbed 11 rebounds and had three blocks for Phoenix.

The Mercury, who have the best record in the WNBA and have won eight of their last nine, scored 13 consecutive points in the third quarter to stretch their lead to 19.