December 1, 1997 in Sports

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Quest 79, StingRays 63

At Long Beach, Calif.

Katie Smith scored 23 points as Columbus defeated Long Beach.

StingRays forward Yolanda Griffith, second in the ABL averaging 21.1 points per game, was held to a season-low nine points before fouling out.

Columbus (79) - Lloyd 5-8 1-1 12, Smith 8-19 5-5 23, Still 3-5 3-5 9, S.Johnson 1-6 5-6 7, Edwards 5-12 4-5 15, Tate 3-4 2-2 9, Stires 1-2 0-0 2, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Roland 0-0 0-0 0, Potthoff 0-1 2-4 2. Totals 26-57 22-28 79.

Long Beach (63) - Davis-Wrightsil 1-8 0-0 2, Griffith 3-9 3-4 9, Lacy 1-5 3-5 5, Williams 5-8 0-1 11, Nagy 3-8 3-5 10, Stafford 4-8 2-3 10, Wilkerson 3-3 0-0 7, Ruff 0-0 0-0 0, N.Johnson 2-4 2-4 7, Tunsil 0-1 0-0 0, Bauer 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-55 13-22 63.

Columbus 19 16 23 21 - 79

Long Beach 12 19 16 16 - 63

3-Point goals-Columbus 5-20, (Smith 2-10, Tate 1-1, Edwards 1-2, Lloyd 1-3, Stires 0-1, Johnson 0-3). Long Beach 4-13, (Wilkerson 1-1, Williams 1-2, Nagy 1-3, Johnson 1-3, Lacy 0-1, Tunsil 0-1, Davis-Wrightsil 0-2). Fouled out-Griffith. Rebounds-Columbus 28 (Still 9), Long Beach 37 (Griffith 13). Assists-Columbus 14 (Johnson 4), Long Beach 12 (N.Johnson 5). Total fouls-Columbus 20, Long Beach 24. A-2,855.

Rage 95, Blizzard 76

At Philadelphia

Adrienne Goodson scored eight of her 19 points in the third quarter to lead Philadelphia to its first win over New England in five tries this season.

Carolyn Jones led New England with 26 points and six rebounds.

After trailing 38-37 at halftime, the Rage opened the third quarter on a decisive 15-3 run.

New England (76) - Thirdgill 0-3 0-0 0, Hodges 2-7 1-2 5, Wolters 6-9 2-2 14, Jones 5-10 15-16 26, Rizzotti 3-9 0-0 7, Tate 3-5 2-2 8, Hill 1-4 0-1 2, Berube 0-5 4-4 4, Davis 1-1 2-2 4, Berry 0-1 0-0 0, Deden 3-5 0-1 6. Totals 24-59 26-30 76.

Philadelphia (95) - Frett 4-10 0-0 8, Aldridge 5-7 3-4 14, McWilliams 6-11 2-2 15, Marciniak 1-5 4-4 6, Staley 6-10 1-1 15, Sobral 4-7 0-1 9, Goodson 7-10 5-8 19, Morgan 1-3 0-0 3, Mallon 1-4 2-2 4, Campbell 0-1 2-2 2, Cummings 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-68 19-24 95.

New England 22 16 10 28 - 76

Philadelphia 12 25 31 27 - 95

3-Point goals-New England 2-11, .182 (Jones 1-3, Rizzotti 1-4, Hill 0-1, Berry 0-1, Berube 0-2). Philadelphia 6-12, .500 (Staley 2-5, Aldridge 1-1, McWilliams 1-1, Morgan 1-1, Sobral 1-2, Marciniak 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-New England 34 (Jones 6), Philadelphia 39 (McWilliams 12). Assists-New England 20 (Deden 5, Rizzotti 5), Philadelphia 27 (Marciniak 9, Staley 9). Total fouls-New England 23, Philadelphia 23. A-2,135.

Glory 74, Power 67

At Athens, Ga.

Teresa Edwards scored 25 points to lead Atlanta past Portland.

Edwards, the Glory’s player-coach, scored nine points in the fourth quarter. It was the Glory’s fifth win in its last six games.

The game was held at the University of Georgia to commemorate the Lady Bulldogs’ 25th season. Edwards and four other players on the two teams are Georgia alumnae.

Portland (67) - Harrison 5-15 2-3 12, Ford 1-5 0-0 2, Williams 6-15 8-12 20, Powell 5-12 4-5 16, Steding 6-17 0-0 15, Morris 0-0 0-0 0, Milton 1-6 0-0 2, Jacoby 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-70 14-20 67.

Atlanta (74) - McClain 6-12 1-5 13, Lovelace 3-7 3-4 9, Henderson 5-9 3-6 13, Edwards 8-17 6-8 25, Vidic 0-2 0-0 0, McCrimmon 2-6 0-1 4, Freeman 0-0 0-0 0, Boswell 0-0 0-0 0, Conklin 3-5 3-3 10. Totals 27-58 16-27 74.

Portland 8 18 25 16 - 67

Atlanta 12 16 23 23 - 74

3-Point goals-Portland 5-14 (Steding 3-9, Powell 2-4, Milton 0-1). Atlanta 4-6 (Edwards 3-4, Conklin 1-2). Fouled out-Powell, Steding. Rebounds-Portland 43 (Williams 14), Atlanta 42 (Edwards 8, McClain 8, Lovelace 8). Assists- Portland 7 (Williams 3), Atlanta 15 (Edwards7). Total fouls- Portland 21, Atlanta 15. A-4,142.

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