November 5, 1997 in Sports

Blizzard Bury Stingrays

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Carolyn Jones scored 20 points and Kara Wolters added 17 Tuesday as the New England Blizzard cruised to an 89-74 win over the Long Beach StingRays at Hartford, Conn.

Jones and Wolters each had five points in an early 10-0 run that gave New England (5-4) the lead it never relinquished.

New England’s Carla Berube scored 13 points off the bench. She scored nine in the third quarter when New England broke it open with a 12-1 run after halftime.

The Blizzard led by 26 points in the fourth quarter.

Yolanda Griffith led Long Beach (5-4) with 20 points.

Blizzard 89, Stingrays 74

Long Beach (74) - C.Davis 2-6 0-0 5, Bauer 2-3 2-4 6, Griffith 5-15 10-12 20, Williams 2-11 3-4 7, Nagy 4-6 2-4 11, Stafford 4-10 2-2 10, McCrimmon 0-1 0-0 0, Wilkerson 4-12 2-5 10, Ruff 1-3 0-0 3, Tunsil 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 24-67 23-33 74.

New England (89) - Hodges 0-2 0-1 0, Deden 2-5 0-0 4, Wolters 6-11 5-6 17, Jones 5-12 10-11 20, Rizzotti 2-5 4-4 8, Thirdgill 2-3 2-2 6, Tate 2-3 0-1 4, Hill 2-6 3-3 7, Berube 4-4 5-6 13, T.Davis 0-2 2-2 2, Berry 2-6 4-5 8. Totals 27-59 35-41 89.

Long Beach 9 19 15 31 - 74

New England 19 19 25 26 - 89

3-Point goals-Long Beach 3-13 (Nagy 1-2, Ruff 1-3, C.Davis 1-4, Stafford 0-2, Wilkerson 0-2), New England 0-6 (Jones 0-4, Rizzotti 0-2). Fouled out-C.Davis, Bauer. Rebounds- Long Beach 48 (Griffith 11), New England 38 (Hodges 8). Assists-Long Beach 9 (Nagy 4), New England 14 (Rizzotti 5). Total fouls-Long Beach 33, New England 26. A-6,774.

Xplosion 75, Glory 71 Atlanta

Vicki Hall scored 17 points, and Colorado beat Atlanta, handing the Glory their fourth straight defeat.

Crystal Robinson, Edna Campbell and Tari Phillips added 15 points apiece for the Xplosion.

Glory player-coach Teresa Edwards, the league’s top scorer, had 23 points.

Colorado (75) - Hall 7-13 1-2 17, Robinson 5-12 1-2 15, Phillips 5-20 5-6 15, Black 3-5 0-1 6, Campbell 7-14 0-0 15, Crawley 0-4 0-0 0, Wynne 1-3 2-3 4, Anderson 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 29-75 10-16 75.

Atlanta (71) - McClain 3-7 2-2 8, Lovelace 8-10 5-7 21, Henderson 3-8 1-2 7, Edwards 7-16 7-8 23, Vidic 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 2-12 0-0 4, Freeman 2-3 0-0 4, Boswell 1-3 0-0 2, Cherubini 1-1 0-0 2, Conklin 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-61 15-19 71.

Colorado 23 20 19 13 - 75

Atlanta 19 18 22 12 - 71

3-Point goals-Colorado 7-15 (Robinson 4-9, Hall 2-4, Campbell 1-2), Atlanta 2-15 (Edwards 2-5, Boswell 0-1, Conklin 0-1, Johnson 0-8). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Colorado 46 (Phillips 10), Atlanta 43 (Lovelace 9). Assists-Colorado 15 (Black 5), Atlanta 12 (Edwards 6). Total fouls-Colorado 15, Atlanta 13. A-1,482.

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