WNBA ROUNDUP: SPARKS SHOCKED BY HOST DETROIT.Byline: Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
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Korie Hlede scored nine points in a 16-2 second-half run as the Detroit Shock The Detroit Shock is a Women's National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. Debuting in 1998, they were one of the league's first expansion franchises. They are also the first WNBA expansion franchise to win a WNBA Championship. beat the Sparks 73-61 on Wednesday night at Auburn Hills, Mich.
Hlede led the Shock (13-11) with 20 points, Razija Mujanovic added 15 and Sandy Brondello Sandra ("Sandy") Anne Brondello (born August 20, 1968 in Mackay, Queensland) is an Australian women's basketball player who played in Australia and the WNBA before retiring to become a coach. The 5'7" Brondello is one of Australia's all-time best shooting guards. had 12.
Charlotte 69, New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of 61: Andrea Stinson scored 19 points and Vicky Bullett had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Sting beat the Liberty at home.
The Sting (17-8) pushed its lead over New York (14-10) to 2-1/2 games in the Eastern Conference with five games remaining. Charlotte leads second-place Cleveland by two games.
Vickie Johnson led the Liberty with 21 points, and Rebecca Lobo had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
PHOTO Lisa Leslie of the Sparks, left, is guarded by Detroit's Carla Porter, center, and Cindy Brown.
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