1998 Los Angeles Sparks season

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1998 Los Angeles Sparks season
Head Coach Julie Rousseau
Orlando Woolridge
Arena Great Western Forum
Attendance 7,653 per game
Results
Record 12–18
(.400)
Place 3rd (Western)
Playoff Finish Did Not Qualify
Los Angeles Sparks seasons
< 1997 1999 >

The 1998 WNBA season was the second for the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks missed out of the playoffs for the second consecutive season. It would be the last season they missed the playoffs until the 2007 season.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
1 5 Allison Feaster (F)  United States Harvard
2 15 Octavia Blue (F)  United States Miami (FL)
3 25 Rehema Stephens (G)  United States UCLA
4 35 Erica Kienast (F)  United States UC-Santa Barbara

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Houston Comets x 27 3 .900 15–1
Phoenix Mercury x 19 11 .633 10–6 8.0
Los Angeles Sparks o 12 18 .400 6–10 15.0
Sacramento Monarchs o 8 22 .267 5–11 19.0
Utah Starzz o 8 22 .267 4–12 19.0

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
June 11 @ Utah 89-83 Win 1-0
June 14 @ Phoenix 60-70 Loss 1-1
June 16 @ Sacramento 69-73 Loss 1-2
June 19 New York 78-75 Win 2-2
June 21 Houston 63-79 Loss 2-3
June 24 Charlotte 73-77 Loss 2-4
June 27 @ Houston 64-75 Loss 2-5
June 30 @ Sacramento 56-58 Loss 2-6
July 2 Utah 57-58 Loss 2-7
July 7 Charlotte 86-79 Win 3-7
July 8 Sacramento 71-76 Loss 3-8
July 12 Cleveland 87-66 Win 4-8
July 13 @ Phoenix 62-72 Loss 4-9
July 15 Sacramento 81-76 Win 5-9
July 17 Houston 68-74 Loss 5-10
July 21 New York 77-92 Loss 5-11
July 23 Phoenix 70-68 Win 6-11
July 25 @ Detroit 67-69 Loss 6-12
July 27 @ Cleveland 67-83 Loss 6-13
July 29 @ Washington 77-68 Win 7-13
July 30 Phoenix 71-56 Win 8-13
August 1 @ Utah 73-65 Win 9-13
August 3 Washington 86-72 Win 10-13
August 5 @ Detroit 61-73 Loss 10-14
August 8 @ New York 62-80 Loss 10-15
August 9 @ Washington 74-76 Loss 10-16
August 12 @ Charlotte 65-52 Win 11-16
August 14 Utah 87-67 Win 12-16
August 16 Detroit 76-77 Loss 12-17
August 19 @ Houston 71-80 Loss 12-18

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Lisa Leslie 28 285 70 42 60 549
Penny Toler 30 106 143 32 3 370
Tamecka Dixon 22 56 54 24 8 357
Mwadi Mabika 29 127 44 30 9 237
Pamela McGee 30 145 13 23 24 203
Alexandra VanEmbricgs 28 75 16 24 9 94
Katrina Colleton 30 51 47 18 11 80
Octavia Blue 30 49 10 13 3 73
Jamila Wideman 25 22 57 10 1 48
Eugenia Rycraw 20 50 4 7 18 46
Haixia Zheng 6 26 3 0 1 45
Erin Alexander 8 15 6 2 0 22
Michelle Reed 9 11 2 2 1 14
Allison Feaster 3 2 3 2 0 10

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