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Zheng Scores 28 For Sparks

Zheng Haixia scored 18 of her 28 points in the first half as the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Sacramento Monarchs 93-73 Friday.

Zheng, the league’s tallest player at 6-foot-8, made 10 of 15 shots and had a game-high 10 rebounds.

Ruthie Bolton-Holifield led Sacramento with 20 points.

Sparks 93, Monarchs 73

At Inglewood, Calif.

SACRAMENTO (73) - Gordon 6-11 1-1 14, Mosley-Mcafee 1-4 2-2 4, McGee 4-8 8-10 16, Bolton-Holifield 8-19 1-1 20, Tremitiere 3-6 2-2 9, Abraham 0-5 1-2 1, Graves 0-1 0-0 0, Byears 0-1 0-0 0, Yasen 3-8 0-0 6, Hagiwara 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 26-65 15-18 73.

LOS ANGELES (93) - Dixon 4-9 2-2 11, Haixia 10-15 8-8 28, Leslie 4-13 5-6 13, Toler 7-14 4-4 19, Wideman 2-7 0-0 5, Mabika 4-7 0-0 9, Charles 0-1 0-0 0, Burgess 1-1 2-2 4, Burga 2-2 0-0 4, Colleton 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 34-71 21-22 93.

Halftime-Los Angeles 46, Sacramento 32. 3-Point goals- Sacramento 6-14 (Bolton-Holifiel 3-10, Tremitiere 1-1, Hagiwara 1-1, Gordon 1-2), Los Angeles 4-10 (Dixon 1-1, Mabika 1-1, Toler 1-2, Wideman 1-4, Colleton 0-1, Leslie 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Sacramento 34 (Bolton-Holifiel 6), Los Angeles 46 (Haixia 10). Assists-Sacramento 16 (Bolton-Holifiel 6), Los Angeles 25 (Toler, Wideman 7). Total fouls-Sacramento 22, Los Angeles 18. A-6,670.



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