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WNBA ROUNDUP: SPARKS SHOCKED BY HOST DETROIT.



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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.

Lisa Leslie
    Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California) is a Women's National Basketball Association player currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. One of the original WNBA players, she quickly rose to stardom as one of the league's most top-performing and popular
     matched her career high with 30 points and had 11 rebounds for Los Angeles, which lost for the first time in four games under new coach Orlando Woolridge. Penny Toler added 16 points for the Sparks (10-14).

    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.

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    Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
    Date:Aug 6, 1998
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