November 2, 1997 in Sports

Williams-Led Power Surge Drops Reign

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Natalie Williams scored 20 points as the Portland Power routed the Seattle Reign 94-67 on Saturday in Portland to improve their ABL-best record to 7-1.

Elaine Powell, Katy Steding and Lisa Harrison added 12 points each for the Power. Val Whiting led the Reign with 11 points, and Kate Starbird and Joy Holmes added nine each.

Power 94, Reign 67

Seattle (67) - Enis 1-3 2-2 5, Aycock 2-3 0-0 5, Whiting 2-10 7-8 11, Paye 1-4 5-6 7, Starbird 2-3 4-4 9, Orr 2-5 2-2 7, Hedgepeth 0-3 1-3 1, Smith 0-0 2-2 2, Holmes 2-6 5-7 9, Ndiaye 1-1 2-2 4, Godby 1-3 5-7 7. Totals 14-41 35-43 67.

Portland (94) - Steding 3-9 4-4 12, Milton 2-5 0-0 4, Williams 7-10 6-7 20, Powell 5-7 0-1 12, Wright 1-4 0-0 3, Frost 2-4 1-1 5, Morris 2-7 4-4 9, Goodenbour 3-5 0-0 8, Harrison 5-5 1-2 12, Jacoby 0-2 0-0 0, Ford 2-5 5-7 9. Totals 32-63 21-26 94.

Seattle 10 21 15 21 - 67

Portland 23 31 22 18 - 94

3-Point goals-Seattle 4-6 (Starbird 1-2, Enis 1-1, Aycock 1-1, Orr 1-1, Whiting 0-1), Portland 9-20 (Steding 2-8, Goodenbour 2-4, Powell 2-2, Wright 1-2, Morris 1-1, Harrison 1-1, Jacoby 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds- Seattle 32 (Whiting 7), Portland 35 (Williams 9). Assists-Seattle 4 (Whiting, Paye, Hedgepeth, Godby), Portland 19 (Wright 4). Total fouls-Seattle 21, Portland 31. A-5,015.

Blizzard 77, Rage 75

Hartford, Conn.

Carolyn Jones made two free throws with 22 seconds left to give New England a victory over Philadelphia.

Jones led the Blizzard with 19 points.

Taj McWilliams topped Philadelphia with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Philadelphia (75) Frett 5-11 1-1 11, Goodson 7-11 1-2 15, McWilliams 8-13 3-5 19, Marciniak 2-7 1-1 5, Staley 3-12 4-4 12, Sobral 1-4 0-0 3, Morgan 3-5 2-3 10, Campbell 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-65 12-16 75.

New England (77) - Hodges 3-5 5-8 11, Deden 2-4 0-0 4, Wolters 9-17 0-1 18, Jones 6-14 6-7 19, Rizzotti 3-8 4-5 10, Thirdgill 0-1 2-4 2, Tate 0-0 0-0 0, Hill 3-7 0-1 8, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Berry 1-6 3-4 5. Totals 27-62 20-30 77.

Philadelphia 17 22 14 22 - 75

New England 16 21 14 26 - 77

3-Point goals-Philadelphia 5-13 (Morgan 2-3, Staley 2-5, Sobral 1-2, Marciniak 0-3), New England 3-10 (Hill 2-2, Jones 1-3, Berry 0-1, Deden 0-1, Rizzotti 0-3). Fouled out- None. Rebounds-Philadelphia 47 (McWilliams 12), New England 37 (Hodges 11, Wolters 11). Assists-Philadelphia 13 (Staley 7), New England 12 (Rizzotti 5). Total fouls-Philadelphia 27, New England 19.

A-10,873.

Quest 87, Glory 61

Columbus, Ohio

Katie Smith scored 26 points as defending champion Columbus routed Atlanta.

Shannon Johnson added 16 points for the Quest.

Teresa Edwards led the Glory with 14 points.

Atlanta (61) - McClain 5-8 1-2 11, Lovelace 3-4 3-5 9, Henderson 1-2 0-0 2, Edwards 5-15 1-2 14, N.Johnson 2-5 3-4 7, Vidic 0-1 0-0 0, Freeman 1-3 0-0 2, Cherubini 1-1 1-2 3, Conklin 5-11 0-1 13, Malcolm 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-51 9-16 61.

Columbus (87) - Lloyd 3-7 3-4 10, Smith 9-21 4-4 26, Still 1-11 3-4 5, S.Johnson 5-6 3-4 16, Edwards 5-11 0-0 14, Tate 1-3 0-0 2, Stires 1-2 2-2 4, Davis 0-0 0-1 0, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Roland 1-2 1-2 4, Potthoff 2-8 2-4 6. Totals 28-71 18-25 87.

Atlanta 17 16 16 12 - 61

Columbus 25 25 12 25 - 87

3-Point goals-Atl 6-18 (Edwards 3-6, Conklin 3-9, Malcolm 0-1, N.Johnson 0-2), Col 13-28 (Edwards 4-7, Smith 4-11, S.Johnson 3-4, Roland 1-2, Lloyd 1-3, Potthoff 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Atl 36 (McClain 7), Col 45 (Lloyd, Still 9). Assists-Atl 16 (Edwards 6), Col 21 (Smith 6). Total fouls-Atl 24, Col 18. A-2,862.

Lasers 93, Xplosion 73 Denver

Charlotte Smith scored 18 points and Kedra Holland-Corn had 16 as San Jose beat Colorado.

Clariss Machanguana had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Lasers. Crystal Robinson scored 23 for Colorado.

San Jose (93) - Sandie 4-7 0-0 10, Sam 4-7 3-7 11, Gaither 3-5 2-2 8, Azzi 1-2 4-4 6, Henning 2-3 0-0 5, Byrd 0-0 0-0 0, Kaplan 1-1 2-2 4, Smith 8-12 2-4 18, Holland-Corn 4-5 7-9 16, Machanguana 5-6 1-1 11, Bradley 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 33-49 23-31 93.

Colorado (73) - Hall 6-10 2-2 15, Robinson 9-18 0-0 23, Phillips 1-7 2-5 4, Black 3-10 0-1 8, Campbell 1-13 2-3 5, Crawley 4-5 2-2 10, Wynne 2-5 0-1 4, Masley 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 2-10 0-0 4. Totals 28-78 8-14 73.

San Jose 19 30 19 25 - 93

Colorado 16 16 18 23 - 73

3-Point goals-SJ 4-5 (Sandie 2-3, Henning 1-1, Holland-Corn 1-1), Col 9-23 (Robinson 5-9, Black 2-5, Johnson 1-1, Campbell 1-5, Anderson 0-3). Fouled out- None. Rebounds-SJ 47 (Sam 9), Col 28 (Robinson 8). Assists-SJ 26 (Azzi 10), Col 20 (Black 6). Total fouls-SJ 21, Col 26. A-2,867.

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