Nneka Ogwumike scores 35 as Sparks hand Fever 10th straight defeat

Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike shoots a free throw against the Chicago Sky.
Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike scored 35 points in the team’s 86-79 win over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday.
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Nneka Ogwumike scored a season-high 35 points and the Sparks pulled away in the second half on Tuesday night, beating Indiana 86-79 and extending the Fever’s losing streak to 10 games.

Ogwumike, whose career high is 38 points, made 12 of 20 shots with two three-pointers for Los Angeles (11-14). She missed a jumper and two free throws in the final minute. Jordin Canada scored 11.

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Ogwumike had 21 points in the first half to help the Sparks take a 42-40 lead into intermission.

Tiffany Mitchell came off the bench to score 16 of her 22 points in the first half for Indiana (5-23). Nalyssa Smith had 14 points, while Kelsey Mitchell added 12 points and five assists. Victoria Vivians scored 11 points and reserve Emma Cannon finished with 10.