SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23 (Ticker) -- Mwadi Mabika and the Los Angeles Sparks hardly had to sweat to extend their winning streak.

Mabika scored 24 points as the red-hot Sparks cruised to a 77-63 triumph over the defending champion Sacramento Monarchs.

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It was the season-high seventh consecutive victory for the Sparks, who opened the second quarter on a 15-0 run and never looked back.

Chamique Holdsclaw collected 12 points and eight rebounds while fellow reserve Doneeka Hodges-Lewis scored 10 points for Los Angeles, which avoided its third straight road loss.

Sacramento, which entered with a three-game home winning streak, shot 47 percent (8-of-17) in the opening quarter and ended the session with a 22-20 lead.

But the Monarchs struggled offensively thereafter and finished the contest just 36 percent (20-of-56) from the floor.

Scholanda Dorrell scored 15 points and Yolanda Griffith added 14 for Sacramento, which has lost both meetings with Los Angeles this season.

Next Games: The Monarchs host the Fever on Sunday, while the Sparks host the Silver Stars.