Los Angeles, CA- The Los Angeles Sparks make the right adjustments to have back-back wins over a tough Dallas Wings teams 93-83. This game was a lot closer than the final score shows.
Anther strong performance by newly announced starter All-Star forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) who led her team with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists.
“We don’t want to let each other down,” said Owumike “I don’t play these games by myself”
Wings guard Ogunbowale was all over the court with active hands-on defense and a hot shooting hand. She dropped 18 points, and 8 assists. Ogunbowale’s effort was so high it was rubbing off on her teammates who also began to catch fire.
The Wings starting five was on 2 points shy of all five scoring in double figures but it was enough.
After a tough battle Friday night these teams are right back for a Sunday noon round two. The Wings looking to make a few adjustments to try to win this game. But the Sparks 4th quarter with only 1 turnover and strong defense.
“We found a better rhythm to their zone,” said Curt Miller “The end of 3rd quarter set us up for tonight’s win.” (Down by 11 points)
Sparks took 86-81 lead back with 2:51 left after a strong defensive rebound and a Ogwumike basket before a stop.
After the 1st quarter of play you could see that the were ready for the challenge. They took 26-18 led to start off the game fast and ready to lock in.
But with 1:19 left in the half the Wings took their first lead 42-41 before a defensive three second call tied game back 42-42.
Putting a mark on the game again outside of the stat box is guard Jordin Canada who helped with 9 assists and 10 points while handling the defensive assignment of chasing Ogunbowale all over the court.
Now the Sparks are 3-0 verses the Wings, and ready to hit the road to face off against Chicago Sky on Wednesday June 28th.
“It feels good coming in, I’m grateful we came away with another win in the series.” Says Ogwumike (30).