Riquna Williams leads Sparks past Fever for 4th straight win

Riquna Williams hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 21 points, Nneka Ogwumike scored 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 90-76 on Saturday for their fourth consecutive win.

Rookie Te’a Cooper scored a season-high 14 points and Chelsea Gray added 13. Gray, Candace Parker, Sydney Wiese and Brittney Sykes each had five of the Sparks’ 25 assists on 33 made field goals. Los Angeles shot 54 from 3-point range.

The Sparks scored the first seven points and never trailed. Williams hit five 3s as Los Angeles (7-3) outscored the Fever 30-16 in the second quarter, including three during a 15-2 run that made it 50-27 with 1:51 left in the first half. Indiana trailed by double figures the rest of the way.

Kelsey Mitchell made a season-high seven 3-pointers and led the Fever (4-6) with 25 points. Tiffany Mitchell added 18 points and eight rebounds.

Toronto’s Natalie Achonwa scored four points for the Indiana Fever.

Original article: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/wnba-roundup-august-15-1.5688214?cmp=rss

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