Sky Burned by Sparks

Jia Perkins scored 11 of her team-high 16 points in the second half and Sylvia Fowles had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, but the Sky was burned by the Los Angeles Sparks, 82-77 late Wednesday night in L.A.

The Sparks (9-17) were led by Delisha Milton-Jones who scored 22 points and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton who recorded career-highs of 16 points and 13 rebounds. Wisdom-Hylton started in place of veteran Tina Thompson.

After trailing most of the game, the Sky took a 57-56 lead with a minute left in the third quarter. Sparks guard Kristi Toliver started the fourth quarter with a bucket and would end up scoring 12 points in the quarter to help lead the Sparks to victory.

Veteran point guard Ticha Penicheiro dished out a season-high 15 assists, one off her career high.

The Sky got solid contributions from Tamera Young who accounted for 14 points and seven rebounds, and Mistie Bass who went for 10 points and nine boards.

The game ended the Sky's season long 5-game road trip. The Sky went 1-4 on the trip to slip to 12-16 on the season. The Sky returns home Saturday to take on the Minnesota Lynx for its first Breast Health Awareness game.