SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 17 (Ticker) -- With Nicole Powell and DeMya Walker leading the charge, the Sacramento Monarchs had no problem continuing the best start in club history.

Powell scored 18 points and Walker collected 14 and eight rebounds as the Monarchs rolled to a 67-50 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.

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Owners of the best record in the Western Conference, Sacramento (8-2) added to the greatest season-opening stretch in club history, surpassing the 7-3 mark the team achieved in 1999.

The Monarchs totally dominated the Lynx in just about every way. They never trailed and led by as many as 20 in the first half and never by less than 10 in the second.

Powell scored 10 points in the first half and finished with three of Sacramento's 12 steals - tying a season high. Yolanda Griffith also had three steals and scored 12 points, leaving her three shy of 3,000 for her career.

WNBA leading scorer Katie Smith was held to a season-low three points for Minnesota (5-4), which had won four straight games.