- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Marissa Coleman scored the first seven points of the game, finished with a season-high 19, and the Indiana Fever matched the WNBA record with 40 points in the first quarter in a 98-77 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night.

It’s the fourth time in league history a team has scored 40 points in a quarter.

Shenise Johnson had a career-high 21 points. Coleman and Johnson each hit six 3-pointers and the Fever had with a season-high 14. The Fever (13-14) set a franchise scoring record for a half, leading 63-38 at the break. The 98 points were the most they have scored this season.

Tina Charles made seven 3-pointers and had 22 points and 11 rebounds for New York (19-9).

SPARKS 70, STARS 61

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kristi Tolliver scored 21 points and Los Angeles beat San Antonio.

Candace Parker added 16 points to help Los Angeles (22-5) tie Minnesota for the Western Conference lead. Nneka Ogwumike had 13 points and nine rebounds.

Jayne Appel-Marinelli led the Stars (6-21) with 12 points.

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