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WNBA's Sky feels right at home with record crowd

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Playing its first regular-season game at the Rosemont Horizon against the Indiana Fever, the Chicago Sky must be feeling like there is no place like (its new)  home.

The Sky set a franchise attendance record of 6,477.

In a battle of teams that started the season 0-2, the Sky got off to a great start in its home opener and led 28-21 after one quarter as Catherine Kraayeveld scored 10 points.

The crowd was load and enthusiastic.

The Sky, which is 4-11 all-time against the Fever, led by as many as 10.

The game was a homecoming of sorts for two members of the Fever -- Tamika Catchings played at Stevenson her first two years of high school and she won a state championship in 1995 before moving to Duncanville, Texas.

Allie Quigley, a standout at DePaul, was a three-sport Sun-Times All-Area pick (basketball, volleyball and softball) at Joliet Catholic. She was also a state champion in volleyball.

The Fever, which was missing four starters, all honoring overseas commitments,  during the preseason, was in the WNBA Finals last year against Phoenix after a similar slow start.

The Sky's only Chicago native, veteran guard Dominique Canty, was an All-American at Whitney Young and a standout for Alabama.


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