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Sting Hold Off L.A. Sparks

MONDAY, AUG. 4, 1997

WNBA

Andrea Stinson and Rhonda Mapp each scored six points over the final 5:28 and the Charlotte Sting beat the Los Angeles Sparks 77-70 Sunday night.

Los Angeles tied the score five times and pulled within one point on four occasions in the second half, but were never able to take over.

Sting 77, Sparks 70

Charlotte (77) - Bullett 6-14 0-0 12, Congreaves 0-0 2-2 2, Mapp 6-11 8-10 21, Levesque 2-4 0-0 6, Stinson 9-15 0-0 19, Manning 0-2 0-0 0, Moore 2-3 0-0 5, Suber 4-7 2-2 12, Artis 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-57 12-14 77.

Los Angeles (70) - Zheng 5-9 1-2 11, Colleton 2-6 0-0 4, Leslie 5-11 4-6 14, Toler 8-15 3-4 19, Dixon 8-15 1-2 18, Mabika 1-2 0-0 2, Burge 0-2 0-0 0, Charles 0-1 0-0 0, Burgess 0-0 0-0 0, Wideman 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 29-62 11-16 70.

Halftime Charlotte 33, Los Angeles 28.

3-Point goals-Charlotte 7-12 (Levesque 2-4, Suber 2-4, Mapp 1-1, Stinson 1-1, Moore 1-1, Bullett 0-1), Los Angeles 1-8 (Dixon 1-1, Mabika 0-1, Wideman 0-1, Toler 0-2, Leslie 0-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Charlotte 29 (Stinson 7), Los Angeles 39 (Leslie 10). Assists-Charlotte 18 (Stinson 7), Los Angeles 15 (Toler 7). Total fouls-Charlotte 13, Los Angeles 17. A-8,792.



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