April 26, 2000 |
The Sparks went small, then big with their first two picks in the WNBA's player draft on Tuesday. First, with the 15th pick of the first round, the club selected 5-foot-9 Nebraska guard Nicole Kubik, then, in the second round, chose 6-5 Connecticut center Paige Sauer with the 31st pick. UCLA's Maylana Martin was the 10th overall pick, by Minnesota. The No. 1 pick, by Cleveland, was Ann Wauters, a 20-year-old, 6-foot-4 Belgian.
April 5, 2007
The No. 1 picks in the WNBA drafts, and the Sparks' top pick (with overall selection): * acquired Nikki Teasley, the No. 5 pick, in a draft-day trade *--* Year No. 1 pick Sparks' first pick Overall 1997 Tina Thompson, Houston Jamila Wideman No. 3 1998 Margo Dydek, Utah Allison Feaster No. 5 1999 Chamique Holdsclaw, Washington DeLisha Milton No. 4 2000 Ann Wauters, Cleveland Nicole Kubik No. 15 2001 Lauren Jackson, Seattle Camille Cooper No. 16 2002 Sue Bird, Seattle Rosalind Ross * No.
January 12, 2000 |
Doc Robinson made a tiebreaking three-point basket with 24.4 seconds to play and Scott Pohlman added two free throws to help No. 4 Auburn end a 14-game losing streak against No. 20 Kentucky with a 66-63 Southeastern Conference victory Tuesday night at Auburn, Ala. It was Auburn's first victory over Kentucky (10-5, 1-1 in the SEC) since 1990 and ended the Wildcats' six-game winning streak. Auburn improved to 14-1 and 2-0.
December 4, 1998 |
Second-ranked Maryland made its first 14 shots Thursday night and built a 22-point lead in the opening eight minutes en route to a 92-69 victory over Wake Forest at College Park, Md. Obinna Ekezie had 19 points and the Terrapins, 8-0 overall and 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, had four players in double figures in the first half while taking a 54-29 lead over the Demon Deacons (6-2, 0-1). No.
August 5, 2000 |
The Sparks' vaunted defense, the decisive element in so many of their 26 victories, will get a major test tonight in America West Arena against the re-energized Phoenix Mercury. In what shapes up as a preview of the WNBA's Western Conference playoff opener here on Friday, the Sparks have two new problems in matching up with the Mercury, both familiar names to Southland followers of the women's game: * Adrain Williams.
January 17, 1999 |
Maylana Martin scored 20 points and LaCresha Flannigan had 15 to lead 10th-ranked UCLA to an 80-72 victory over Stanford on Saturday at Palo Alto, ending at 67 the Cardinal's Pacific 10 Conference home winning streak. Stanford's previous conference home loss was on Feb. 9, 1991, to Washington, 69-68. UCLA, 14-4 overall and 6-0 in the Pacific 10, won at Stanford for the first time since March 12, 1988.