It was an electrifying game last night between the Sun and the Sparks in game one of the Western Conference semifinals. There were slight shifts from quarter to quarter between the two teams. Both teams played well, however, the Sparks fell to the Sun 75 to 84.
The Los Angeles Sparks had a comeback in the second quarter. They also pushed in the fourth quarter and started to build up momentum. However, the Sun would not give them a chance to come back. The leading ladies on the Sparks are the following; Candace Parker, Nneka Ogwumike, Chelsea Gray. Candace Parker led the Sparks in points last night. Sparks place for a total of 31 minutes. Within those 31 minutes, she had 10 rebounds, three assists and scored 24 points. Nneka Ogwumike tied for the led in rebounds with Candace. Ogwumike played for 34 minutes and within those 34 minutes, she had 10 rebounds, three assists and scored 20 points. Chelsea Gray led her team in assists. Gray played for 36 minutes and within those 36 minutes, she scored four points, had four rebounds and four assists.
The Connecticut Sun were on fire last night. The ladies held the lead all four quarters. The Sun’s leading ladies were the following; Alyssa Thomas, Jasmine Thomas, Jonquel Jones, and Courtney M. Williams. Alyssa Thomas led the Sun’s in points and rebounds. Thomas played for a total of 40 minutes and within those 40 minutes, she scored 22 points, had 10 rebounds and five assists. Jasmine Thomas was a force as well last night. She led her team in assists. Thomas played for 37 minutes and within those 37 minutes, she had eight assists, one rebound and scored 19 points. Jonquel Jones played for a total of 32 minutes. Within those 32 minutes, Jones scored 16 points had seven rebounds and two assists. Courtney M. Williams played for 36 minutes and win those 36 minutes, she scored 15 points, had seven rebounds and five assists.
The Sun and the Sparks will be back in action tomorrow night for game two. The ladies will be playing in Connecticut at 6:30 pm.