Nneka Ogwumike has 24 points, 7 rebounds and Sparks surge past Sun for 90-64 win

Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks used a big third quarter to rout the Connecticut Sun 90-64 on Sunday.

Jantel Lavender had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Sparks (9-11) and Candace Parker added 15 points and nine rebounds. They outscored the Sun 30-10 in the third quarter.

Rookie Chiney Ogwumike had 18 points and six rebounds and Alex Bentley had 10 points, five assists and four rebounds for the Sun (9-13), who have lost seven of their past eight.

The Sparks led by four points early in the second half when Nneka Ogwumike made two free throws, followed by a running jumper.

Alana Beard, Ogwumike and Lavender each added a jumper to give Los Angeles its first double-digit lead at 54-42.

Armintie Herrington's 18-foot jumper gave Los Angeles its biggest lead at 84-53 with over four minutes left in the game.