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NEW YORK - JUNE 23: Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year, Candace Parker of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks speaks at the 32nd Annual Collegiate Women's Sports Awards at Columbia University June 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Kristi Toliver scored 19 points and Candace Parker had 14 points and 12 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Atlanta Dream 79-63 on Sunday. The Sparks (13-6) improved to 9-1 at home in their last home game before the Olympic break. They also snapped a six-game losing streak against the Dream and got even for their biggest loss of the season, a 33-point win by Atlanta on June 15. Sancho Lyttle led the Dream (8-9) with 17 points and Aneika Henry had 13. Atlanta played its second game in as many days without leading scorer and U.S. Olympic team member Angel McCoughtry, who has a sprained left MCL. Toliver played all 40 minutes in the second game of a back-to-backs. Nneka Ogwumike scored 12 points and DeLisha Milton-Jones 11 in another solid game from L.A.'s starting five. But defense was the key as the Sparks held the Dream to a season-low 34.8 percent shooting. Los Angeles led by double digits throughout the fourth quarter. Atlanta got to 67-56 with five minutes remai...
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