Sparks fall to Sky for second consecutive loss

The Sparks' Chelsea Gray brings the ball up the court against the Sky on Aug. 16, 2019.
The Sparks’ Chelsea Gray had 25 points, five rebounds and five assists Friday night.
(Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

Allie Quigley scored 26 points to help the Chicago Sky beat Los Angeles 91-81 to pull into a tie for fourth place with the Sparks on Friday night.

Courtney Vandersloot added 17 points and nine assists, Astou Ndour and Diamond DeShields had 11 points each, and Stefanie Dolson scored 10 for the Sky (15-10).

Vandersloot scored six points while Chicago closed the game on an 11-2 run after Candace Parker’s basket pulled the Sparks (15-10) within 80-79 with 2:56 left.


The Sky led by 17 in the first half, but the Sparks erased the deficit when Chiney Ogwumike’s basket gave Los Angeles a 64-63 lead with 1:25 to go in the third quarter. Chicago retook the lead 21 seconds later and never trailed again.

Chelsea Gray had 25 points for the Sparks. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Nneka Ogwumike added 16 points each, and Alana Beard scored 10. The Sparks have lost two consecutive games after they had won five straight.