The Chicago Sky are still near the bottom of the WNBA standings but based on their recent performance this team could soon be contending for a playoff spot. On friday night, Chicago captured its third-straight win thanks to Stefanie Dolson's big night, along with a key performance from Courtney Vandersloot. The team defeated the New York Liberty on their home court 78-68 for the latest victory. Here's a look at the WNBA game recap for the Sky vs. Liberty as well as a standings update and what's next for these two squads.

WNBA game recap

The Chicago Sky received their top performance from Stefanie Dolson as the center scored 23 points on 10-for-14 shooting.

Courtney Vandersloot tallied 13 points and nine assists to aid her team, while fellow guard Allie Quigley had 10 points, eight assists, and four rebounds for the night. Kahleah Copper came off the bench to contribute 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with three rebounds.

The New York Liberty received 23 points from Tina Charles along with 19 rebounds for an impressive double-double. That was the most rebounds recorded by a Liberty player in a game since 2005 when Elena Baranova had 18 boards. Shavonte Zellous also had a double-double in the losing effort with 14 points and 11 boards. No other Liberty players scored in double-digits, though, as the home team simply failed to hit shots consistently despite a strong rebounding performance.

Chicago shot 45.8 percent from the field for the night including a 40 percent rate from downtown. The home team was just 28.6 percent from three-point range and 35.1 percent overall for their shooting. They also missed eight of the 20 free throw attempts they had, leaving those valuable points on the board.

A bright spot was the rebounding thanks to Charles, as New York won the battle 49-34, but with their shots not falling, it didn't seem to help.

Standings & what's next

The third-straight win for the Chicago Sky pushes their overall record to 6-12. The team is also 4-5 on the road now. While they are still second-to-last in the WNBA standings, they're making a push to move up the rankings.

Next up, Chicago will face the Dallas Wings on Sunday on the road beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Tonight's loss drops the New York Liberty to 8-9 overall for the season and fourth in the Eastern Conference standings. The team will take on the Washington Mystics at home on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

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