August 1, 1997 in Sports

Rockers Extend Win Streak To 7

Associated Press
 

Eva Nemcova scored 17 points and Janice Braxton did not miss a shot while scoring 15 as the Cleveland Rockers ran their winning streak to seven by beating the Phoenix Mercury 79-67 in WNBA basketball action Thursday night.

The streak equals one put together earlier this season by New York. The Rockers, rallying from a slow start, improved to 10-8 before a crowd of 7,014 in Gund Arena.

The Mercury (8-8) dropped their fifth straight.

Jennifer Gillom and Marlies Askamp each scored 12 to lead Phoenix.

Rockers 79, Mercury 67

Phoenix (67) - Foster 3-6 1-2 7, Gillom 5-17 1-1 12, Askamp 5-10 2-4 12, Timms 2-8 0-0 5, Pettis 3-15 3-4 10, Lieberman-Cline 2-3 1-2 6, Webb 0-3 2-4 2, Jackson 4-8 2-2 11, Ambers 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 25-71 12-19 67.

Cleveland (79) - Nemcova 6-10 4-5 17, Braxton 6-6 3-3 15, Fijalkowski 3-5 0-0 6, Edwards 4-7 4-6 12, Woodard 6-11 3-4 15, Brown 2-4 0-0 4, Jones 1-5 0-0 2, Nicholson 2-3 0-0 6, Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Maxwell 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 31-60 14-18 79.

Halftime: Cleveland 43-15. 3-Point goals-Phoenix 5-13 (Lieberman-Cline 1-1, Gillom 1-2, Jackson 1-2, Timms 1-3, Pettis 1-5), Cleveland 3-8 (Nicholson 2-3, Nemcova 1-3, Edwards 0-1, Woodard 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds- Phoenix 48 (Jackson 8), Cleveland 38 (Edwards 6). Assists-Phoenix 13 (Lieberman-Cline 4), Cleveland 21 (Edwards 6). Total fouls-Phoenix 21, Cleveland 19. Technicals-Phoenix coach Miller 2; Timms. Ejections-Phoenix coach Miller. A-7,014.

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