January 8, 1998 in Sports

Hall Powers Xplosion’s Win

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Vicki Hall scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Colorado Xplosion to an 87-75 victory over the Atlanta Glory in an American Basketball league game Wednesday in Denver.

Hall shot 9 of 13 from the field and 3 of 3 from the foul line in 31 minutes of play. She also had eight rebounds.

Edna Campbell gave Colorado the lead with a 3-pointer just six seconds into the game, and the Xplosion led the rest of the way.

Xplosion 87, Glory 75 At Denver

Atlanta (75) - Freeman 2-6 2-2 6, Boswell 3-5 5-6 11, Lovelace 9-15 7-8 25, Edwards 9-18 4-5 24, McCrimmon 4-7 0-0 9, Cherubini 0-2 0-0 0, Conklin 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-54 18-21 75.

Colorado (87) - Hall 9-13 3-3 22, Robinson 4-8 2-3 13, Phillips 5-12 2-6 12, Black 2-3 7-8 11, Campbell 6-12 2-2 17, Crawley 1-3 2-3 4, Wynne 2-4 0-0 4, Masley 1-2 0-0 2, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Sheetz 1-4 0-0 2, Howard 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 31-69 18-25 87.

Atlanta 15 14 24 22 - 75

Colorado 26 23 23 15 - 87

3-Point goals-Atlanta 3-10 (Edwards 2-5, McCrimmon 1-1, Boswell 0-1, Lovelace 0-1, Cherubini 0-2), Colorado 7-18 (Robinson 3-6, Campbell 3-5, Hall 1-1, Sheetz 0-2, Howard 0-4). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Atlanta 36 (Freeman 9), Colorado 34 (Phillips 11). Assists-Atlanta 13 (Edwards 5), Colorado 23 (Robinson, Black, Campbell 6). Total fouls-Atlanta 17, Colorado 18. A-3,177.

Lasers 76, StingRays 72 At San Jose, Calif.

Jennifer Azzi scored 19 points, including two free throws with nine seconds left as San Jose defeated Long Beach.

It was San Jose’s first win in five tries against Long Beach and the team’s eighth straight home victory.

Sheri Sam, who had 16 points, and Charlotte Smith, who finished with nine points, both scored their 1,000th career point for the Lasers. Clarisse Machanguana added 14 and Kedra Holland-Corn 12 for the Lasers.

Long Beach (72) - Davis-Wrightsil 1-8 0-0 3, Griffith 2-12 3-4 7, Lacy 7-10 4-5 18, Williams 8-14 1-1 17, Nagy 3-10 0-1 6, Stafford 1-4 0-0 2, Wilkerson 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 4-9 0-0 9, Bauer 4-7 2-2 10. Totals 30-75 10-13 72.

San Jose (76) - Smith 4-5 1-3 9, Sam 6-12 4-6 16, Machanguana 6-8 2-5 14, Azzi 5-11 9-9 19, Holland-Corn 5-11 1-4 12, Kaplan 2-7 0-0 4, Sandie 0-1 0-0 0, Gaither 0-2 2-2 2, Henning 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-57 19-29 76.

Long Beach 17 16 20 19 - 72

San Jose 21 16 20 19 - 76

3-Point goals-Long Beach 2-8 (Davis-Wrightsil 1-2, Johnson 1-3, Williams 0-1, Nagy 0-1, Stafford 0-1), San Jose 1-8 (Holland-Corn 1-3, Sandie 0-1, Sam 0-2, Azzi 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Long Beach 44 (Williams 9), San Jose 39 (Azzi 7). Assists-Long Beach 15 (Nagy 6), San Jose 15 (Azzi, Holland-Corn 5). Total fouls-Long Beach 22, San Jose 15. A-3,755.

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