CollegeWNBA Same stories in second games By Sue Favor - September 30, 2016 A fired-up Lynx defense got them past the Mercury, 96-86. The Sparks ground down the Sky, 99-84. Both series continue Sunday. WNBA player news: Jantel Lavender is a game-changer off the bench for LA. College coach news: The real reason Beth Burns was fired at SDSU.