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Angel Reese’s WNBA debut ends in defeat – as does Caitlin Clark – in the Chicago Sky’s loss to Dallas

  • Her Wednesday performance comes 24 hours after Caitlin Clark’s professional debut
  • The Sky led by 10 pts in the first half but were dominated in the paint
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Angel Reese’s WNBA debut ended in defeat as she scored 12 points for the Chicago Sky in an 87-79 loss to the Dallas Wings on Wednesday night.

Playing her first-ever professional women’s basketball game in Texas, Reese, No. 7 in this year’s draft, missed all three of her attempts from the field in the first half before scoring 11 points after the break.

She scored the first points of her career by splitting two free throws with 1:27 left in the second quarter.

The 22-year-old was on the verge of a double-double but was missing two rebounds (8).

Her Wednesday performance comes 24 hours after Caitlin Clark scored 20 points in her debut for the Indiana Fever, which also ended in a double-digit loss.

Sky forward Angel Reese nearly had a double-double in his first professional game for the Chicago Sky

Sky forward Angel Reese nearly had a double-double in his first professional game for the Chicago Sky

She scored her first points of her career by splitting two free throws late in the first half.

She scored her first points of her career by splitting two free throws late in the first half.

But unlike Clark and Co., the Sky led by as many as 10 points in the first half, until a plus-14 advantage in points in the paint allowed Dallas to rally.

Both teams lacked post presence. Wings forward Satou Sabally is out with a shoulder injury that the team expects will keep her sidelined until the Olympic break. Sky forward Kamilla Cardoso, drafted third overall last month, suffered a shoulder injury in preseason and is out for 4-6 weeks.

Arike Ogunbowale scored a game-high 25 points, and Teaira McCowan and Natasha Howard both notched double-doubles for Dallas.

Marina Mabrey scored 19 points to lead five Sky players in double figures.

The Wings will host the Sky again on Saturday night.

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