Thursday night in the WNBA

  • By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
  • Friday, August 19, 2011 2:29am
  • Sports

After suffering their worst loss of the season, the Minnesota Lynx returned to their winning ways on Thursday with an 81-62 victory over the Washington Mystics.

Seimone Augustus led the Lynx (19-6) with 18 points. Matee Ajavon led the Mystics (5-18) with 15 points.

The Los Angeles Sparks knocked off the Eastern Conference leading Indiana Fever 75-70.

Ebony Hoffman scored 21 points and Candace Parker chipped in 18 points for the Sparks (10-14). Tamika Catchings and Erin Phillips each scored 16 for the Fever (18-8).

The New York Liberty gained a game on the Fever and Connecticut Sun by defeating Connecticut 84-81 in overtime.

Cappie Pondexter scored 27 points to lead the Liberty (15-11). Tina Charles scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Sun (16-9).

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