Mystics, Sparks advance in first semifinal games

Today’s semifinals results:

The Lynx used hot shooting to rout the Mystics, 101-81.

The Sparks rallied past the Mercury, 79-66.

Awards:

Alana Beard is the defensive player of the year.

All-defensive team.

Player news:

Sylvia Fowles is an aspiring funeral director.

Recruiting:

Top recruit Christyn Williams has South Carolina in the class of 2018 top five.