Sparks keep the Sky below their feet

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Sparks hold off the hot Chicago Sky for a much need victory 77-62 to get them back over .500 ball. Now Sparks record is 4-3 in the Western Conference.

Sparks were led by Dearica Hamby (5) who had a great fast half scoring 16 points for a season high. Then for the game Nneka Ogwumike (30) scored 19 points with 5 assists.   

“I’ve had a rough last six, seven months and I come out every game and I’m trying, I’m trying. Statistically, 6-of-14 is not great for me, but it just was a game that I could get some confidence back.” said Hamby,

Hamby ( Photo by Full Image 360)

The Sparks pushed off to 7-0 start to kickoff the game and never let go of the lead.

They allowed the Sky to tie the game but even down the stretch in the 4th quarter they held a 6-point lead with 3:20 left in game 66-60.

Sparks head coach Kurt Miller was vocal all night for his team to keep the defense tight and the referees to stop holding their whistle and make a call.

“It was from the first quarter on with her desire to run the floor and put pressure on their defense in transition,” said Miller.

Coming into tonight match-up the 4th place Chicago Sky (5-3) were on a two-game winning streak, while 7th place Los Angeles Sparks (3-3). 

Stevens #23 (Photo by Full Image 360)

The Sky front court played a sound game with both Elizabeth Williams (1) scoring 14 points, Alanna Smith (8) 19 points and Marina Mabrey (4) 10 points.     

With Chiney Ogwumike sitting out this game the team still made it work for the win.

Jordin Canada (21) in the backcourt dropped 16 points and 5 assists to push her teammates to be involved.

Now the Sparks will enjoy this victory and be back on the court Sunday at 4pm against Minnesota Lynx.