October 25, 1997 in Sports

Blizzard Too Much For Reign

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Jennifer Rizzotti scored all 10 of her points in a 14-0 run in the first quarter, sparking the New England Blizzard to a 79-65 victory Friday night over the Seattle Reign in Hartford, Conn.

Carolyn Jones added 26 points and five steals for New England (2-2).

Val Whiting led Seattle (1-4) with 22 points, 15 in the final quarter when the Reign outscored New England 30-19.

Kara Wolters, making her first start in the ABL, scored three early baskets and had two blocks, helping New England to a 29-12 lead after the first quarter. Wolters finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Seattle’s Kate Starbird finished with 12 points on 2-for-9 shooting.

Blizzard 79, Reign 65

Seattle (65) - Enis 4-11 1-3 10, Aycock 1-6 0-0 3, Whiting 9-17 4-4 22, Paye 2-6 0-0 5, Starbird 2-9 7-7 12, Orr 0-4 4-4 4, Hedgpeth 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Holmes 0-8 4-4 4, Ndiaye 1-3 1-2 3, Godby 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 20-70 21-24 65.

New England (79) - Hodges 2-5 0-0 4, Deden 3-4 2-2 8, Wolters 8-11 0-2 16, Jones 8-16 8-8 26, Rizzotti 4-6 2-2 10, Thirdgill 0-1 0-0 0, Tate 1-1 0-0 2, Hill 0-4 2-2 2, Berube 0-0 4-7 4, Davis 0-1 0-0 0, Berry 2-7 2-2 7. Totals 28-56 20-25 79.

Halftime-New England 41, Seattle 20. 3-Point goals- Seattle 4-22 (Aycock 1-3, Paye 1-4, Enis 1-5, Starbird 1-6, Holmes 0-1, Whiting 0-1, Orr 0-2), New England 3-5 (Jones 2-4, Berry 1-1). Fouled out-Aycock. Rebounds-Seattle 43 (Holmes, Enis 7), New England 41 (Deden 7). Assists-Seattle 8 (Starbird 2), New England 18 (Deden 4). Total fouls- Seattle 21, New England 21. A-8,122.

Power 62, Quest 57

Natalie Williams scored 20 points to lead host Portland over Columbus.

The Power (4-0) led 29-26 at halftime and did not allow the Quest (2-2) a field goal in the final 7 minutes.

Columbus’ Angie Potoff scored on a 10-foot baseline jumper with 7:37 left in the fourth quarter, capping a 6-0 run to tie the score at 53-53.

Columbus (57) - Still 2-8 5-6 9, Smith 2-5 2-2 8, Lloyd 2-6 3-4 7, Johnson 4-11 3-6 12, Edwards 3-6 2-2 9, Tate 1-2 1-1 3, Stires 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Roland 1-2 1-4 3, Potthoff 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 18-45 17-25 57.

Portland (62) - Steding 4-9 2-2 12, Milton 2-6 1-3 6, Williams 9-14 2-4 20, Powell 1-2 2-3 4, Wright 3-9 2-3 9, Frost 0-0 0-0 0, Morris 1-2 0-0 2, Goodenbour 0-0 0-0 0, Harrison 1-5 0-0 2, Ford 3-4 1-1 7. Totals 24-51 10-16 62.

Halftime-Portland 29, Columbus 26. 3-Point goals- Columbus 4-15 (Smith 2-4, Edwards 1-4, Johnson 1-5, Lloyd 0-2), Portland 4-13 (Steding 2-5, Milton 1-2, Wright 1-5, Powell 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Columbus 36 (Lloyd 5), Portland 27 (Williams 11). Assists-Columbus 11 (Johnson 4), Portland 12 (Wright 4). Total fouls-Columbus 17, Portland 18. A-4,175.

Stingrays 93, Lasers 67

Yolanda Griffith had 21 points and 16 rebounds as visiting Long Beach defeated San Jose.

Andrea Nagy added 17 points and Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil had 16 for points for the expansion Stingrays (3-1).

Long Beach (93) - Davis-Wrightsil 6-13 2-3 16, Griffith 8-9 5-10 21, Lacy 1-3 3-4 5, Williams 2-12 4-7 9, Nagy 5-9 4-4 17, Stafford 1-2 2-4 4, McCrimmon 1-2 2-2 4, Wilkerson 1-4 0-0 2, Ruff 1-3 0-0 3, Tunsil 0-0 0-0 0, Bauer 5-7 2-2 12. Totals 31-64 24-36 93.

San Jose (67) - Smith 2-9 4-8 8, Sam 3-12 1-2 7, Kaplan 3-6 0-2 6, Azzi 5-10 3-4 14, Henning 1-3 0-0 3, Byrd 0-0 0-0 0, Sandie 4-8 5-6 15, Gaither 0-1 3-4 3, Holland-Corn 0-6 0-0 0, Machanguana 4-5 3-5 11, Bradley 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-62 19-31 67.

Halftime-Long Beach 44, San Jose 37. 3-Point goals- Long Beach 7-13, (Nagy 3-5, Davis-Wrightsil 2-5, Ruff 1-1, Williams 1-2), San Jose 4-11, (Sandie 2-2, Azzi 1-1, Henning 1-1, Smith 0-1, Bradley 0-1, Sam 0-2, Holland-Corn 0-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Long Beach 53 (Griffith 16), New England 35 (Henning 6). Assists-Long Beach 19 (Williams 6), San Jose 18 (Holland-Corn 5). Total fouls-Long Beach 24, San Jose 26. A-2,926.

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