November 24, 1997 in Sports

Atlanta Wins In Ot

Associated Press
 

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Katrina McClain had seven of her 22 points in an overtime period she forced with a free throw, and the visiting Atlanta Glory beat the San Jose Lasers 81-77 Sunday night.

McClain, who made her game-tying foul shot with 7 seconds remaining in regulation, also had 12 rebounds.

Jennifer Azzi scored 18 points to lead San Jose, which also got 15 points and 12 rebounds from Charlotte Smith.

Stacey Lovelace added 14 points and Tracy Henderson 10 for Atlanta.

The Glory took a 22-14 lead after the first period. But the Lasers came back in the second with a 7-0 run and went ahead on Anita Kaplan’s turnaround jumper with four minutes left in the half.

Glory 81, Lasers 77 (OT)

Atlanta (81) - McClain 7-13 8-9 22, Lovelace 3-11 8-8 14, Henderson 5-9 0-0 10, Edwards 4-14 10-12 20, Vidic 3-7 2-2 8, McCrimmon 0-0 0-0 0, Freeman 0-0 0-0 0, Boswell 1-1 0-0 3, Conklin 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 25-58 28-31 81.

San Jose (77) - Smith 6-19 3-4 15, Sam 4-15 1-2 10, Machanguana 4-11 0-4 8, Azzi 8-18 1-2 18, Henning 1-5 1-2 3, Kaplan 4-5 0-0 8, Sandie 3-7 0-0 6, Gaither 2-3 2-2 6, Holand-Corn 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 33-85 8-16 77.

Atlanta 22 12 23 11 13 - 81

San Jose 14 25 15 14 9 - 77

3-Point goals-Atlanta 3-7, (Edwards 2-5, Boswell 1-1, Lovelace 0-1), San Jose 3-14, (Sam 1-1, Holland-Corn 1-2, Azzi 1-6, Smith 0-1, Henning 0-1, Sandie 0-3). Fouled out-Sam. Rebounds-Atlanta 46 (McClain 12), San Jose 48 (Smith 12). Assists-Atlanta 17 (Edwards 9), San Jose 20 (Azzi 9). Total fouls-Atlanta 18, San Jose 22. A-4,218. Quest 83, Blizzard 58 At Columbus, Ohio Katie Smith scored 22 points as Columbus defeated New England.

Shannon Johnson had 14 points and Sonya Tate 10 for Columbus (11-3), which won its sixth straight home game and leads the Eastern Conference.

New England (58) - Thirdgill 0-0 1-2 1, Hodges 2-3 2-2 6, Wolters 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 2-7 4-4 9, Rizzotti 3-8 4-4 12, Tate 3-4 0-1 6, Hill 2-4 3-4 8, Berube 1-3 2-3 4, Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Berry 1-4 5-6 7, Deden 2-5 1-2 5. Totals 16-40 22-28 58.

Columbus (83) - Lloyd 2-6 2-2 7, Smith 8-13 5-6 22, Still 2-8 3-5 7, Johnson 4-9 5-5 14, Edwards 3-10 2-2 8, Tate 1-2 8-9 10, Stires 1-2 0-0 2, Davis 2-3 0-0 4, Thompson 1-1 0-0 2, Roland 1-3 3-6 5, Potthoff 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 26-58 28-35 83.

New England 10 16 15 17 - 58

Columbus 14 23 23 23 - 83

3-point goals-New England 4-14 (Rizzotti 2-4, Hill 1-2, Jones 1-5, Tate 0-1, Berube 0-1, Davis 0-1), Columbus 3-11 (Lloyd 1-2, Johnson 1-2, Smith 1-3, Tate 0-1, Edwards 0-3). Fouled out-Hodges. Rebounds- New England 28 (Berry 6), Columbus 39 (Still 7). Assists-New England 8 (Rizzotti, Tate, Deden 2), Columbus 13 (Johnson 3). Total fouls-New England 29, Columbus 27. A-2,521.

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