Sparks open three-game trip with loss to the Sky


Courtney Williams scored a season-high 21 points, Kahleah Copper added 14 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-63 on Wednesday to snap a six-game losing streak.

Nneka Ogwumike had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Sparks (7-8), who shot 22 for 63 (35%) from the field and committed 16 turnovers. Ogwumike moved into second place in team history for made field goals, passing Candace Parker.

Jordin Canada added 13 points for the Sparks, while teammates Chiney Ogwumike and Karlie Samuelson each scored 11.


Chicago’s losing streak started against the Sparks on June 9. The two teams play each other again Friday. Los Angeles wraps up its three-game trip Sunday in Atlanta.

Marina Mabrey added 13 points and Dana Evans had 11 for Chicago (6-9). Williams made three of Chicago’s nine three-pointers and grabbed nine rebounds.

Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, who is matching her statistics from her 2016 MVP season, has been selected to start in the WNBA All-Star Game.

June 25, 2023

Williams scored 10 points in the first half to help Chicago build a 46-37 lead. Mabrey sealed it on a three-pointer with 2:01 remaining in the fourth quarter for a 77-61 lead.