Albuquerque Journal

McBride, Lynx hold off Sparks


MINNEAPOLI­S — Kayla McBride scored 17 points, Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 17 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 66-57 on Thursday night.

Minnesota (17-9) closed on a 17-4 run, highlighte­d by a long 3-poiner by Aerial Powers with 3:11 left for a five-point lead. Los Angeles (10-18) was held to four points in the fourth quarter, going 1 for 13 from the field.

Powers finished with 13 points for Minnesota. Fowles was 7 of 10 from the field, but the Lynx shot just 34.5%.

Ogwumike had 16 points, 10 rebounds and four steals for Los Angeles. Wheeler finished with 16 points and seven assists.

WINGS 72, DREAM 68: In Arlington, Texas, Allisha Gray had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Arike Ogunbowale scored 17 points and Dallas (12-15) beat Atlanta. Courtney Williams led Atlanta (6-20) with 25 points and seven assists.

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