McCoughtry scores 31 as Dream rout Sparks 92-59



ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 31 points and Lindsey Harding added 18 to help the Atlanta Dream cruise to a 92-59 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night, snapping the Sparks’ five-game winning streak.

Sancho Lyttle had 13 points and rookie Aneika Henry grabbed nine rebounds for the Dream (4-5). Atlanta had lost three of four coming in, which may have factored in coach Marynell Meadors’ decision to bring McCoughtry, the league’s second-leading scorer, off the bench.

Nneka Ogwumike, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft, finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Sparks (7-2), who were off to their best start since 2003 but finished with their biggest defeat since losing by 35 last July 31 at Indiana.

Candace Parker finished with just nine points on 3-for-8 shooting for the Sparks.