July 24, 2010 |
DeLisha Milton-Jones notched 20 points and handed out seven assists, leading the Los Angeles Sparks to an 89-80 victory over the Connecticut Sun. Ticha Penicheiro scored 17 to go with seven boards and seven helpers, while Kristi Toliver netted 15 points off the bench for the Sparks, which had lost three of four coming in. Renee Montgomery and Tan White paced the Sun with 14 and 13 points, respectively, in the club's second straight loss....
June 18, 2010 |
The remnants of the Lakers' championship were sprinkled across the Staples Center floor, but the leftover purple and gold confetti seemed out of place juxtaposed against the Sparks' somber mood as they took the court against the Connecticut Sun. After all, the same day that the Lakers won their 16th NBA title, the Sparks learned they will play for the rest of the season without Candace Parker, who will undergo surgery for a dislocated left shoulder....
April 8, 2010 |
Logistics stated Andrea Riley wouldn't leave Oklahoma. The Tulsa Shock, the WNBA's latest franchise, had the seventh overall pick in Thursday's draft, and the Oklahoma State guard's name was all over it, a hometown favorite in waiting. Riley would move from Stillwater about 70 miles east and become Coach Nolan Richardson's cornerstone when league play begins May 15. But a surprise trade intervened, and the high-scoring sparkplug fell to the Sparks, who snatched her with the eighth overall pick.
April 7, 2010 |
Life is tightfisted with certainties. It gave us death and taxes, not much else. But women's basketball-wise, it bequeathed Connecticut, a sledgehammer squad whose national collegiate championship win Tuesday was as "no duh" as a gridlocked 405 Freeway come 5 p.m. In the same category, it bestows another guarantee Thursday: With the first pick in the 2010 WNBA draft, the Connecticut Sun will select center Tina Charles from the University of...
August 31, 2009 |
After predicting that energy would be the decisive factor in the Sparks' matchup Sunday with the Connecticut Sun, Coach Michael Cooper saw that variable unfold in many ways. The Sparks displayed it when they stormed to an early double-digit lead. They lacked it when they allowed Connecticut to creep to within single digits in the second half. Cooper monitored it with center Lisa Leslie and guard Noelle Quinn, both of whom were ill with flu and fever, respectively, last week but were deemed well enough to play.
July 25, 2008 |
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Lindsay Whalen scored 13 of her 22 points in the third quarter and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Sparks, 87-61, Thursday night. The Sparks were without Lisa Leslie, Candace Parker and DeLisha Milton-Jones, all of whom were all suspended for one game by the WNBA for their involvement in Tuesday's altercation with the Detroit Shock. The three Olympians combined to average 48 points and 24 rebounds.