Sky’s Quigley: Winning the 3-Pt Contest was a ‘dream come true’ It appeared at first NBC Sports Chicago
The Joliet native won The fourth three-point competition at McCormick Place in front of family and friends who have cheered her on since her high school days playing at Joliet Catholic Academy and her college days at DePaul.
“It was awesome,” Quigley said. “It felt like the perfect ending to a three-point championship trip. To win at home and have all my teammates, my family, my friends there. It was just perfect. A dream come true.”
Quigley – who won last year’s tournament at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas – won Washington Mystics Guard Ariel Atkins And Atlanta Dream Rookie Rhyne Howard scored 30 points in the final round.
After winning last year’s race, Quigley promised the crowd it would be her last race. However, the Stars changed her mind a week ago over the weekend and accepted an official invitation to the WNBA MTN DEW Three Point Tournament.
Keighley still has her sights set on another shiny trophy when the WNBA Playoffs begin in two weeks.
Last October, the 36-year-old helped her team win its first title in franchise history. Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in front of a sold-out home at Wintrust Arena.
This year, the Sky currently own the league’s best record (23-8) and have won the tournament. The first team of the 2022 playoffs.
Quigley will hope reigning champions Sky Chemistry can spark another fire as they look to defend their title in the post-season.
“Last year we kind of clicked together and figured out how to win together, which is the best feeling ever and something we’re going to try to use this year,” Quigley said. “You know the experience we had last year in the playoffs, use it to try again.”
The WNBA playoffs begin on August 17.