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Angel Reese Impresses Followers with Robust 2nd Half in WNBA Debut as Sky Lose to Wings

Joseph Zucker @@JosephZucker Featured Columnist IV May 16, 2024 Cooper Neill/Getty Images The Chicago Sky came up short on opening night against the Dallas Wings, but a strong second half from first-round draft pick Angel Reese pointed to the bright future that may lay ahead. The Wings pulled away down the stretch and won 87-79

Angel Reese Impresses Followers with Robust 2nd Half in WNBA Debut as Sky Lose to Wings

Joseph LogoFeatured Columnist IVCould 16, 2024

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 15: Angel Reese #5 of the Chicago Sky drives to the basket against the Dallas Wings in the first half at the College Park Center on May 15, 2024 in Arlington, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

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The Chicago Sky got here up brief on opening night time in opposition to the Dallas Wings, however a robust second half from first-round draft choose Angel Reese pointed to the brilliant future that will lay forward.

The Wings pulled away down the stretch and gained 87-79 at School Park Heart in Arlington, Texas. Chicago’s lack of continuity turned a much bigger and greater drawback because the night time unfolded.

Head coach Teresa Weatherspoon is more likely to take some positives away from Reese’s efficiency, although, particularly when contemplating how the rookie ahead began the competition. By way of the primary half, Reese had one level, one rebound and one help. She completed with 12 factors, seven boards, one dime and one steal.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Angel Reese will get her first profession basket within the W 🔥

One in every of many for the Chi-town Barbie ⭐️

(through @WNBA)

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Loads of followers had been happy to see the turnaround.

Reed Darcey @byreeddarcey

Significantly better second half for Angel Reese. She’s as much as 12 factors and 5 rebounds now. Capturing 5/11.

Meghan L. Corridor @ItsMeghanLHall

Angel Reese is as much as 12 factors and getting the higher of Natasha Howard.

Jordan A. Hayles @MR_STiXX

Yeah, Angel Reese is gonna be simply high quality within the W

Blake @BMeek23

Angel Reese has performed extremely properly on this second half.

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Chris Williamson @CWilliamson44

Angel Reese is right here!!!! 73-69 in opposition to the Dallas wings !! T-Spoon obtained em doing properly !!

Jarrett Hoffman @JHSportsPlug

Angel Reese beginning to get snug after a tough begin

Annie Costabile @AnnieCostabile

Angel Reese discovering her rhythm right here within the fourth quarter. She’s as much as 9 factors with two rebounds and one steal.

Zachary Draves @DravesZachary

Angel Reese completed her WNBA debut with 12 factors, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 help.

She made an enormous assertion tonight that she was made for the W.

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Caitlin Clark obtained her welcome to the WNBA on Tuesday night time as she turned the ball over 10 instances and shot 5-of-15 from the ground within the Indiana Fever’s 92-71 loss to the Connecticut Solar.

Reese’s outing was one other instance of the rising pains each rookie encounters once they make the soar. To not point out, going up in opposition to a frontcourt that features Natasha Howard and Teaira McCowan is a problem for even the elite forwards within the W.

Placing up 12 and 7 is an encouraging debut from the previous LSU star.

The Sky and Wings will meet once more Saturday at School Park Heart, a quirk of the WNBA scheduling construction and its intent to chop down on journey.

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