June 28, 1997 in Sports

Zheng Scores 28 For Sparks

Associated Press
 

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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