Connecticut Sun

Sparks fall to the Sun, 80-76, in overtime

Sparks fall to the Sun, 80-76, in overtime

Alex Bentley scored 18 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Sparks, 80-76, in overtime on Friday night at Uncasville, Conn. It was the Sun's seventh straight victory and left the Sparks without a win through their first six games of the season.

Jantel Lavender had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the (0-6). Andrea Hoover, a rookie from Dayton, made her first WNBA start for Los Angeles and had a season-high 17 points in 40 minutes. Nneka Ogwumike, in her second game back after an ankle injury, scored 14 points.

The Sparks went three-plus minutes without a field goal in the fourth quarter, but Jennifer Lacy's three-pointer from the corner pulled Los Angeles within...