[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”left-to-right”] The Los Angeles Sparks have transformed themselves for the 2016 season as a totally new, and much more exciting team from last year. Breaking out of the starting gate to begin this season, they have efficiently taken care of their business by winning their first six games in a row. Make no mistake about it, Sparks’ second-year Head Coach, Brian Agler, knows the potential of his team, and will push them to their limits as they set their sights on going deep into this season’s newly aligned playoff series, and eventually winnning the 2016 WNBA championship. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Managing Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
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Brief Game Recap: On June 2nd, we covered the Sparks as they hosted the San Antonio Stars in front of a very appreciative home crowd of 8,341. The game was played fairly close throughout the first three quarters, but in the fourth, the seasoned veteran and WNBA All-Star, #3 Candace Parker, (Tennessee) and fifth year veteran, #30 Nneka Ogwumike, (Stanford) both set the tone and the example for their teammates to put their games into an extra gear. Ogwumike was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder for the game, as she treated her highly supportive fans to her third “double-double” in six games, while Parker added 10 points, 5 rebounds, to go along with 7 assists. Starter and eighth year player, #17 Essence Carson, (Rutgers) and second-year player, #12 Chelsea Gray, (Duke) both hit crucial 3-pointers in the key comeback rally of the 4th quarter. Parker showed why she has been one of the WNBA’s most consistent stars as she led her team in assists and hustle plays during the most critical time of the contest.
As a result, the Sparks pulled away in the final stanza and came away with their sixth consecutive victory, (58-51), building on the team’s “Best-Ever” start of any season. The team now heads to the East Coast to take on the New York Liberty and then returns home for its “Pride Night” game on June 14th to host the Chicago Sky. Now is the right tome to get on board the train to success with the Sparks as they make their way into the WNBA’s record book. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Managing Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
Credits: Erik Sarni, EastLASportsScene.Com, videography and photography.