Fowles scores 21 points, Sky beat Tulsa 72-54
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP)
Fowles, now averaging 20.4 points per game, added 13 rebounds in front of a franchise record crowd announced at 13,838 at Allstate Arena.
The loss was the seventh straight for the Shock (1-12) and second for interim coach Teresa Edwards, who took over July 9 after Nolan Richardson's resignation.
Chicago (7-7) opened with eight straight points and never trailed on the way to a 21-9 first-quarter lead.
Jennifer Lacy had 13 points off the bench while Andrea Riley added 12 for the Shock. Epiphanny Prince had 11 and reserve Tamera Young added 10 for the Sky.
Fowles gave the Sky their biggest first-half lead at 39-20 with 3:13 left. The Shock then went on a 9-2 run to cut into the margin by halftime. In the third quarter, they pulled within 47-42 on Lacy's fast-break layup but got no closer.
The Shock shot 30.4 percent from the field and had 24 turnovers.
Fowles now has 35 double-digit rebounding games for her career. She's third in the WNBA with a 9.7 average.
Tulsa last won June 18 with an 82-77 victory over Washington.