But the Sparks surged ahead in the 3rd quarter and outscored the Sun 30-10. The game ended with a big 90-64 win for the Sparks.
Both sisters had excellent games. Nneka was the Sparks' leading scorer with 24 points. She also tallied an assist, seven rebounds, two steals and a block. Chiney led the Sun in scoring (18) and rebounding (six, all offensive) and stole the ball twice.
Kayla came off the bench for the Sun for 15 minutes, during which she tallied four points and a rebound.
Candice, who is recovering from knee surgery (meniscus repair), played for 14 minutes for the Sparks, but did not score.
- The espnW game recap: Sparks surge past Sun in 1st meeting between Ogwumike sisters,
- A story about the game from Palo Alto Online: Nneka grabs Ogwumike family bragging rights in Sparks' win,
- The box score,
- Photos of Nneka and Chiney: