July 17, 1997 in Sports

Charlotte Loves Home

Associated Press
 

WNBA

Andrea Stinson had 19 points and 10 rebounds and the host Charlotte Sting remained unbeaten at home with a 75-63 victory over the Utah Starzz on Wednesday night.

Stinson added five assists and three steals as the Sting, who have yet to win any of their five road games, sent Utah to its fifth loss in as many games against Eastern Conference teams.

The Starzz were unable to overcome early shooting problems and fell to 0-2 on their five-game Eastern swing.

The game drew an announced crowd of 6,110, the smallest of the season at the Charlotte Coliseum.

Sting 75, Starzz 63

Utah (63) - Hardmon 1-6 0-0 2, Palmer 6-15 4-6 17, Baranova 2-7 2-2 7, K.Williams 6-18 3-4 17, Reiss 1-5 2-2 4, Booker 0-1 0-0 0, Hicks 4-5 1-2 9, Head 2-5 0-0 5, Carter 1-1 0-0 2, Scott 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-63 12-16 63.

Charlotte (75) - Moore 3-7 2-6 9, Bullett 6-13 3-4 15, Manning 2-5 7-10 11, Levesque 2-7 3-3 8, Stinson 8-12 0-0 19, Mapp 4-8 1-2 9, D.Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Suber 0-1 0-0 0, Congreaves 1-2 1-2 3, Artis 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 26-56 18-29 75.

Halftime-Charlotte 75-63. 3-Point goals-Utah 5-11, (K.Williams 2-4, Head 1-1, Palmer 1-2, Baranova 1-2, Reiss 0-2), Charlotte 5-12, (Stinson 3-4, Moore 1-2, Levesque 1-4, Bullett 0-1, Suber 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Utah 36 (Reiss 7), Charlotte 49 (Stinson 10). Assists-Utah 16 (K.Williams, Reiss 5), Charlotte 20 (Moore 6). Total fouls-Utah 25, Charlotte 15. A-6,110.

Mercury 84, Monarchs 67

Phoenix

Phoenix point guard Michele Timms had 17 points, five assists and a team-record four 3-pointers as the Mercury defeated Sacramento.

Sacramento guard Chantel Tremitiere, the WNBA’s leader in minutes played, injured her left knee with 59 seconds to play and was carried off the court by her teammates.

Sacramento (67) - Gordon 7-12 4-4 19, Byears 5-7 1-2 11, McGee 3-7 0-0 6, Hagiwara 2-9 2-2 6, Tremitiere 2-3 1-2 5, Abraham 2-7 2-2 6, Angel 2-6 0-1 4, Yasen 1-3 2-2 4, MosleyMcAfee 3-5 0-0 6, Graves 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-60 12-15 67.

Phoenix (84) - Foster 3-5 5-7 11, Webb 2-10 0-0 4, Gillom 5-14 8-11 19, Pettis 5-14 5-6 18, Timms 6-12 1-1 17, Ambers 1-1 0-2 2, Askamp 2-7 3-6 7, Lieberman-Cline 1-3 0-0 2, Jackson 1-3 2-2 4, Tuter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-70 24-35 84.

Halftime-Phoenix 44, Sacramento 31. 3-Point goals- Sacramento 1-10 (Gordon 1-2, Yasen 0-1, Angel 0-2, Hagiwara 0-5), Phoenix 8-20 (Timms 4-8, Pettis 3-6, Gillom 1-3, Lieberman-Cline 0-1, Webb 0-2). Fouled out-McGee, Tremitiere. Rebounds-Sacramento 39 (Byears 8), New York 52 (Pettis 7). Assists-Sacramento 13 (Gordon, Angel 3), Phoenix 13 (Timms 5). Total fouls-Sacramento 25, Phoenix 16. A-12,636.

Sparks 77, Comets 52

Inglewood, Calif.

Zheng Haixia scored 15 points to lead Los Angeles to its most lopsided victory of the season, a win over Houston, in Julie Rousseau’s debut as interim coach.

Penny Toler added 14 and Lisa Leslie 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for Los Angeles.

Houston (52) - Arcain 1-7 2-4 4, Thompson 6-15 5-6 17, Guyton 1-6 0-0 2, Cooper 4-11 8-8 17, Perrot 3-6 0-0 6, Woosley 0-4 0-0 0, Harris 2-6 0-0 4, Jackson 0-4 0-0 0, Moore 0-1 0-0 0, Pollini 1-1 0-0 2.

Totals 18-61 15-18 52.

Los Angeles (77) - Burge 2-4 2-4 6, Burgess 1-2 2-2 4, Leslie 5-14 0-2 10, Toler 6-11 2-3 14, Wideman 0-3 0-0 0, Dixon 3-11 2-2 9, Haixia 7-11 1-3 15, Mabika 1-5 2-6 5, Colleton 3-8 2-2 8, Charles 2-4 2-3 6. Totals 30-73 15-27 77.

Halftime-Los Angeles 39-18. 3-Point goals-Houston 1-19 (Cooper 1-5, Arcain 0-2, Harris 0-2, Perrot 0-3, Woosley 0-3, Thompson 0-4), Los Angeles 2-6 (Mabika 1-1, Dixon 1-2, Leslie 0-1, Wideman 0-1, Colleton 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Houston 38 (Arcain 8), Los Angeles 63 (Leslie 10). Assists-Houston 12 (Arcain, Cooper 3), Los Angeles 23 (Leslie 5). Total fouls-Houston 24, Los Angeles 17. Technicals-Van Chancellor. A-7,240.

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