September 28, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles Sparks center Jantel Lavender has won the WNBA's sixth woman award.

The league announced Wednesday that Lavender received 26 of the 39 votes from a national media panel.

She averaged 9.6 points and shot a career-high 53.8 percent from the field to help the Sparks secure the second best record in the league.

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, the winner of award the past two seasons, and Dallas Wings guard Aerial Powers finished tied for second place with three votes each.

To be eligible for the award, a player must come off the bench in more games than she started.

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