Candace Parker leads Sparks past Mystics, 97-86
WASHINGTON (AP) Candace Parker had 23 points, seven rebounds and a career-high 11 assists, Alana Beard scored all 10 of her points in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Washington Mystics 97-86 on Friday night.
Los Angeles led by 20 points but Washington rallied to tie it at 76.
Chelsea Gray drew two defenders in the lane and found Beard open in the corner for a 91-84 lead. The Sparks made six straight free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal it.
Riquna Williams scored 13 of her season-high 16 points in the first half and made all six of her field goals for Los Angeles (7-2). Odyssey Sims also scored 16 points.
Elena Delle Donne had 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Washington (6-5). LaToya Sanders added 12 points and 11 rebounds.
STORM 103, SUN 92
SEATTLE (AP) – Natasha Howard scored a career-high 25 points, Breanna Stewart had 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals, and Seattle beat Connecticut.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 18 points off the bench for Seattle (8-3).Chiney Ogwumike scored a career-high 30 points on 13-of-16 shooting for Connecticut (7-3).
The teams honored former coach Anne Donovan with a black stripe on their jerseys. Donovan, the 56-year-old Hall of Famer who died Wednesday, led the Storm to a WNBA championship in 2004, becoming the first female coach to win a title in the league. She also coached the Sun, Indiana Fever, Charlotte Sting and New York Liberty.
WINGS 77, ACES 67
DALLAS (AP) – Elizabeth Cambage had 28 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, and Skylar Diggins-Smith added 20 points and six assists to help Dallas beat Las Vegas.
Glory Johnson had 11 points and nine rebounds for Dallas (5-4), which tied a season-high with 48 points in the paint. The Wings outrebounded the Aces 43-27. Kayla McBride led Las Vegas (3-8) with 22 points, and A’ja Wilson added 14.