Gray, Og­wu­mike lead Sparks to win

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

Chelsea Gray scored 24 points, Nneka Og­wu­mike added 21 and the Sparks beat the Dal­las Wings 97-87 on Tues­day night at Sta­ples Cen­ter.

Gray and Og­wu­mike com­bined to make 10 of 11 shots in the first half for 24 points. They fin­ished 15 for 18 as the Sparks shot 57%.

Can­dace Parker had 17 points, seven re­bounds and five as­sists for the Sparks (6-3), who suf­fered a 96-90 loss at Dal­las on Fri­day.

The Sparks raced out to a 23-6 lead as the Wings (4-7) went score­less for nearly five min­utes in the first quar­ter. Dal­las made four of 17 shots in the quar­ter.

Rookie Al­lisha Gray made con­sec­u­tive three­p­oint shots in the sec­ond quar­ter to pull Dal­las to within 36-28 and Kayla Thorn­ton made the Wings’ fifth three-poin­ter of the quar­ter to make it a five­point game.

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