January 11, 1998 in Sports

Campbell Lifts Xplosion

Associated Press
 

Edna Campbell scored 14 of her 26 points in the first quarter Saturday as the visiting Colorado Xplosion defeated the Philadelphia Rage 83-75 and put a damper on Dawn Staley Night.

The Xplosion jumped to a 22-8 lead 5:43 into the game, and ended the first quarter ahead 25-18, thanks to four of Campbell’s six 3-pointers. Staley electrified the crowd with a half-court shot to end the first quarter and finished with seven points and 11 assists.

Eplosion 83, Rage 75

Colorado (83) - Hall 6-13 0-0 14, Robinson 3-7 0-0 7, Phillips 6-13 2-2 14, Black 1-4 4-4 7, Campbell 9-14 2-3 26, Crawley 0-0 0-0 0, Wynne 4-6 1-3 9, Anderson 0-4 3-4 3, Sheetz 0-0 0-0 0, Howard 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 30-62 12-16 83.

Philadelphia (75) - Sobral 2-3 2-2 6, Goodson 6-11 8-11 20, McWilliams 2-8 2-4 6, Staley 3-6 0-0 7, Aldridge 1-4 4-4 6, Frett 4-8 0-0 9, Marciniak 1-6 0-0 2, Cummings 0-2 2-2 2, Morgan 6-9 1-3 17. Totals 25-57 19-26 75.

Colorado 25 17 21 20 - 83 Philadelphia 18 18 15 24 - 75 3-Point goals-Colorado 11-18 (Campbell 6-8, Hall 2-4, Howard 1-1, Black 1-2, Robinson 1-3), Philadelphia 6-15 (Morgan 4-7, Frett 1-1, Staley 1-4, Cummings 0-1, Marciniak 0-2). Fouled out-Robinson. Rebounds-Colorado 33 (Hall 7), Philadelphia 37 (Goodson 14). Assists- Colorado 22 (Black 11), Philadelphia 19 (Staley 9). Total fouls-Colorado 19, Philadelphia 17. A-6,411.

StingRays 70, Blizzard 64

At Anaheim, Calif.

Yolanda Griffith scored 10 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter as Long Beach defeated New England in its first game at the Anaheim Arena.

New England (64) - Hodges 1-6 2-3 4, Deden 4-8 0-0 9, Berry 4-5 4-4 12, Jones 4-12 10-11 20, Rizzotti 2-11 3-5 7, Tate 1-1 2-2 4, Hill 0-1 0-0 0, Berube 0-2 0-0 0, Wolters 4-8 0-0 8. Totals 20-54 21-25 64.

Long Beach (70) - Davis 7-14 0-0 17, Griffith 5-13 10-16 20, Lacy 2-7 5-6 9, Williams 5-10 4-5 14, Nagy 0-2 0-0 0, Stafford 0-3 0-0 0, Johnson 2-6 2-3 6, Bauer 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 22-58 23-32 70.

New England 14 15 13 22 - 64 Long Beach 18 11 23 18 - 70 3-Point goals-New England 3-10 (Jones 2-4, Deden 1-1, Rizzotti 0-5), Long Beach 3-6 (Davis 3-4, Nagy 0-1, Johnson 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-New England 38 (Berry, Wolters 7), Long Beach 42 (Lacy 12). Assists-New England 14 (Rizzotti 4), Long Beach 12 (Johnson 5). Total fouls-New England 26, Long Beach 22. A-6,006.

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