February 9, 1998 in Sports

Portland Goes Out Front In Western Conference

Associated Press
 

ABL

Natalie Williams scored four of her 25 points in overtime as Portland took over sole possession of first place in the ABL’s Western Conference with an 88-82 victory over Long Beach on Sunday in Portland.

DeLisha Milton added 20 points for Portland (25-16), which moved a game ahead of Long Beach (23-16).

Power 88, StingRays 82 (OT)

At Long Beach, Calif.

Portland (88) - Milton 8-11 4-4 20, Harrison 4-10 0-0 8, Williams 9-16 7-14 25, Powell 2-9 7-10 11, Goodenbour 6-12 3-3 18, Crawley 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 0-0 0-0 0, Steding 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 32-63 21-31 88.

Long Beach (82) - Davis-Wrightsil 7-15 6-7 23, Griffith 8-15 10-13 26, Lacy 3-8 0-0 6, Williams 3-9 4-6 10, Nagy 3-11 4-5 11, Johnson 2-6 2-6 6, Bauer 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 26-68 26-37 82.

Portland 17 14 12 30 15 - 88

Long Beach 16 21 10 26 9 - 82

3-Point goals-Portland 3-14 (Goodenbour 3-8, Milton 0-1, Harrison 0-1, Williams 0-1, Powell 0-3), Long Beach 4-10 (Davis-Wrightsil 3-5, Nagy 1-1, Lacy 0-1, Bauer 0-1, Johnson 0-2). Fouled out-Powell, Griffith, Lacy. Rebounds-Portland 48 (Williams 14), Long Beach 41 (Griffith 14). Assists-Portland 19 (Goodenbour 7), Long Beach 14 (Nagy 6). Total fouls-Portland 26, Long Beach 25. A-4,203.

Lasers 84, Xplosion 60

San Jose

Sheri Sam scored 18 points as San Jose defeated Colorado.

Because of Atlanta’s loss to the Philadelphia Rage earlier in the day, both the Lasers (21-20) and the Xplosion (19-22) earned playoff berths.

Colorado (60) - Hall 2-9 0-0 4, Robinson 4-7 0-0 9, Phillips 5-9 2-2 12, Black 3-7 0-0 7, Campbell 5-12 2-2 13, Ford 0-4 2-2 2, Wynne 1-4 2-2 4, Masley 0-1 0-0 0, Anderson 3-10 0-0 7, Sheetz 1-2 0-2 2, Howard 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 24-68 8-10 60.

San Jose (84) - Smith 4-10 6-6 14, Sam 6-11 4-4 18, Machanguana 5-8 0-4 10, Azzi 5-7 0-1 11, Holland-Corn 4-9 4-4 12, Byrd 0-1 0-2 0, Kaplan 0-1 1-4 1, Sandie 2-2 3-3 8, Gaither 3-6 0-0 6, Henning 2-4 0-0 4, Bradley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-59 18-28 84.

Colorado 15 5 19 21 - 60

San Jose 24 18 21 21 - 84

Halftime-San Jose 42, Colorado 20. 3-Point goals- Colorado 4-14 (Black 1-1, Anderson 1-1, Robinson 1-2, Campbell 1-3, Sheetz 0-1, Hall 0-3, Howard 0-3), San Jose 4-11 (Machanguana 2-4, Sandie 1-1, Azzi 1-2, Smith 0-1, Henning 0-1, Holland-Corn 0-2). Fouled out-Phillips. Rebounds-Colorado 42 (Black 8), San Jose 37 (Smith 11). Assists-Colorado 12 (Black 7), San Jose 14 (Azzi 7). Total fouls-Colorado 23, San Jose 23. A-4,550.

Rage 77, Glory 74 Philadelphia

Adrienne Goodson scored 18 points, including two crucial free throws late in the game, as Philadelphia defeated Atlanta in Philadelpha.

Atlanta (74) - Edwards 6-14 3-3 15, Lovelace 5-9 0-0 10, Henderson 8-11 0-0 16, Roundtree 6-15 1-1 15, McCrimmon 3-6 1-2 7, McClain 0-0 2-2 2, Freeman 1-4 0-0 2, Boswell 1-2 0-0 2, Conklin 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 32-64 7-8 74.

Philadelphia (77) - Frett 3-7 0-0 6, Goodson 7-13 4-4 18, McWilliams 4-10 2-4 10, Staley 5-14 0-0 14, Aldridge 4-8 0-0 8, Cummings 3-5 1-1 8, Morgan 3-10 2-2 10, Mallon 1-5 0-0 3, Campbell 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 30-72 9-12 77.

Atlanta 22 13 20 19 - 74

Philadelphia 22 11 26 18 - 77

Halftime-Atlanta 35, Philadelphia 33. 3-Point goals- Atlanta 3-13 (Roundtree 2-7, Conklin 1-1, Boswell 0-1, Edwards 0-4), Philadelphia 8-22 (Staley 4-10, Morgan 2-7, Cummings 1-1, Mallon 1-3, Aldridge 0-1). Fouled out- Lovelace. Rebounds-Atlanta 35 (Lovelace 8), Philadelphia 38 (Goodson 13). Assists-Atlanta 23 (McCrimmon 6), Philadelphia 18 (Staley 9). Total fouls-Atlanta 23, Philadelphia 18. A-5,423.

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