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Los Angles Sparks bounce back, rout New York Liberty

NY Liberty center Amanda Zahui B. goes in

NY Liberty center Amanda Zahui B. goes in for the layup past Phoenix guard Leilani Mitchell, June 5 at Madison Square Garden. Credit: George A. Faella

LOS ANGELES — Riquna Williams scored a season-high 25 points, hitting seven three-pointers, to help the Sparks rout the Liberty, 80-54, on Sunday.

Los Angeles (10-3) scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter to push the lead to 72-41, its largest of the game.

The Sparks bounced back from a 101-72 loss to the Dallas Wings on Friday night and stayed atop the WNBA standings.

Candace Parker scored 15 and Nneka Ogwumike added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles.

Amanda Zahui B. led the Liberty (4-8) with 19 points. Tina Charles added a season-low 10. Brittany Boyd led the team with eight assists and six rebounds.

The Sparks opened the game with an 11-2 run and never trailed. The Liberty cut the deficit to 25-23 before Los Angeles pulled away for good.

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