February 15, 1998 in Sports

Stingrays Rally To Win

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Venus Lacy scored 23 points and Yolanda Griffith had 22 as the Long Beach StingRays came back to beat the Atlanta Glory 82-74 Saturday night.

Lacy, playing in front of many relatives who traveled 100 miles from Chattanooga, Tenn., to see the game, also had a game-high 12 rebounds. Clarissa Davis added 13 points for the playoff-bound StingRays (25-17).

Atlanta (15-28) was led by Stacey Lovelace and Saudia Roundtree, who each had 17 points. Player-coach Teresa Edwards had 15 and Katrina McClain added 13 for the Glory.

Long Beach built a lead of 30-18 with 4:35 left in the second quarter, but Atlanta managed to climb back to tie it 38-38 at halftime. The Glory had a 48-41 with 7:13 left in the third period.

StingRays 82, Glory 74

Long Beach (82) - Davis 6-10 0-0 13, Griffith 7-13 8-13 22, Lacy 9-15 5-6 23, Williams 4-10 1-2 9, Nagy 2-5 0-1 5, Stafford 1-4 0-0 2, Johnson 0-9 8-8 8, Bauer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-67 22-30 82.

Atlanta (74) - Edwards 4-13 6-6 15, Lovelace 5-15 7-9 17, McClain 4-9 5-6 13, Roundtree 5-15 7-8 17, McCrimmon 2-6 1-1 5, Henderson 1-7 0-1 2, Freeman 0-0 0-0 0, Boswell 1-2 2-2 5, Conklin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-67 28-33 74.

Long Beach 24 14 22 22 - 82

Atlanta 12 26 16 20 - 74

3-Point goals-Long Beach 2-8 (Davis 1-1, Nagy 1-1, Williams 0-1, Lacy 0-1, Johnson 0-4), Atlanta 2-14 (Boswell 1-1, Edwards 1-5, McCrimmon 0-1, Roundtree 0-7). Fouled out- Davis. Rebounds-Long Beach 48 (Lacy 12), Atlanta 43 (McClain 6). Assists-Long Beach 17 (Williams 7), Atlanta 8 (Edwards 6). Total fouls- Long Beach 25, Atlanta 24. A-5,131.

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