Note From The Editor: The Sparks capped off their much-anticipated 2017 WNBA Championship Ring Ceremony night with a convincing win over the Washington Mystics on May 19th. The highly anticipated formal pre-game ceremony was filled with an over-abundance of joy and love, as demonstrated by the team, its management, its owners, its coaches, and most befittingly, its ever-faithful and adoring fans. Add up all the ingredients and you have a well-established franchise that knows how to compete, win, give back to its fans, and honor our City of Angels with yet another World Championship title.
We now invite you to check out our full coverage of the historic pre-game ring ceremony presentation, the game itself via our write-up, our photo gallery, and our post-game locker room interviews with players, Odyssey Sims, Alana Beard, Essence Carson, Sydney Wiese and Head Coach Brian Agler. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
Brief Game Summary: The Sparks stepped on their offfensive accelerator quick, fast, and in a hurry as they raced out to a 34-22 first quarter lead. In the second period,both teams settled into a back-and-forth rhythm with the Storm outscoring the Sparks, 26-25. Coming off the bench as the team’s three point specialist, Rookie Sydney Wiese did not disappoint her Coach, her teammates, nor her fans as she dropped in a welcomed flurry of 3 pointers to give the Sparks the first-half separation they needed. The halftime score was 59-48, Sparks.
The second half would be played much closer as the totals would favor the Storm by only a single point, 41-40. Over the curse of enitre game, it was evident that the Sparks potent scoring power would be the difference in this game. A quick look at the stat sheet and Coach Brian Agler was extremely glad to see that five of his players all scored in double fugures as evidenced by Nneka Ogwumike (23), Sydney Wiese (22), Candace Parker (19), Chelsea Gray (16) and Alana Beard (12).The final score in the game was 99-89, Sparks. The win moved their record to 2-0, while the loss dropped the Storm to 1-1.
The Sparks then packed their bags and moved out on their first road trip of the season where they would face the Indiana Fever, the Atlanta Dream, and lastly the New York Liberty. The next Sparks home game is on Tuesday, 6/6 versus the Chicago Sky. Tip-off is set for 7pm. To follow the team for the entire season, click here.
Photo Gallery Credits: Erik Sarni, Digital Photographer & Videographer, EastLASportsScene.Com