Last night was game two of the WNBA semifinals. The Los Angeles Sparks had a rough night in Connecticut. The Sun beat the Sparks 94-68 and took game two. The Sun now has a 2-0 lead in the semifinals.
The Los Angeles Sparks
The Los Angeles Sparks had a rough game two. The Spark started with a strong first quarter. As the game progressed, the Spark went on a decline and struggled to get focused for the rest of the game. The Sparks star Candice Parker had a very difficult game, which was unusual. The three ladies that led the Spark are the following; Nneka Ogwumike, Riquna Williams, and Chelsea Gray. Nneka Ogwumike led her team in points scored and rebounds. Ogwumike played for a total of 28 minutes. Within those 28 minutes, she scored 18 points, had seven rebounds and four assists. Riquna Williams played 27 minutes and within those 27 minutes, Williams scored 14 points, had zero assists and one rebound. Chelsea Gray led her team in assists. Gray played for 33 minutes and within those 33 minutes, she scored 10 points, had four rebounds and five assists.
The Connecticut Sun
The Connecticut Sun picked up momentum from the second quarter to the end of the game. The Sun power players are the following; Jonquel Jones, Courtney M. Williams, Alyssa Thomas, and Jasmine Thomas. Jonquel Jones led her team in scoring and tied her teammate Alyssa Thomas in rebounds. Jones played for 37 minutes and within those 37 minutes, she scored 27 points, had 13 rebounds and one assist. Courtney M. Williams played for 31 minutes and within those 31 minutes, she scored 25 points, had six rebounds and six assists. Alyssa Thomas played for 34 minutes and within those 34 minutes, she scored 13 rebounds, scored 12 points and had four assists. Jasmine Thomas led her team in assists. Thomas played for 31 minutes and within those 31 minutes, she had seven assists, scored seven points and had five rebounds.
The Sun and the Spark will be back in action for game three. That game will take place Sunday, September 22nd at 7 pm. This game will be in California and hopefully lights a spark in the Sparks.