The Los Angeles Sparks defeated Indiana 86-79 on Thursday night. The behind is a season-high 35 points from Nneka Ogwumike, extending the Indiana Fever’s losing run to 10 games.
For Los Angeles, Ogwumike, whose career high is 38 points, made 12 of 20 attempts, including two 3-pointers (11-14). In the last minute, she missed two free throws and a jump shot. 11, according to Jordin Canada.
Ogwumike scored 21 points in the opening period to help the Sparks lead 42-40 before the break.
Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 of her 22 points for Indiana in the first half after coming off the bench (5-23). Kelsey Mitchell scored 12 points and dished out five assists in addition to Nalyssa Smith’s 14 points. Emma Cannon, a reserve, ended with 10 points, and Victoria Vivians added 11 points.