January 24, 1998 in Sports

Blizzard Tops Reign

Associated Press
 

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Dale Hodges hit a layup and two free throws in the final 44 seconds Friday to help the New England Blizzard save an 85-81 win over the Seattle Reign.

Blizzard 85, Reign 81 At Hartford, Conn.

Seattle (81) - Enis 4-9 4-7 13, Aycock 3-6 3-3 11, Whiting 11-17 4-7 26, Paye 6-9 0-0 15, Starbird 4-10 4-4 13, Orr 0-2 0-0 0, Hedgpeth 1-1 1-1 3, Holmes 0-4 0-0 0, Ndiaye 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-59 16-22 81.

New England (85) - Hodges 4-8 4-5 12, Tate 1-4 0-0 2, Deden 7-12 4-4 18, Jones 6-16 12-12 25, Rizzotti 6-10 3-3 17, Roland 0-0 0-0 0, Hill 0-3 0-0 0, Berube 2-3 0-0 4, Berry 3-6 1-2 7, Wolters 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-62 24-26 85.

Seattle 16 16 22 27 - 81

New England 22 19 22 22 - 85

3-Point goals-Seattle 7-20 (Paye 3-5, Aycock 2-5, Starbird 1-3, Enis 1-4, Whiting 0-1, Orr 0-2), New England 3-5 (Rizzotti 2-3, Jones 1-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Seattle 30 (Whiting 11), New England 39 (Tate 9). Assists-Seattle 13 (Aycock 5), New England 20 (Tate 11). Total fouls-Seattle 17, New England 20. A-15,418.

Portland 72, Colorado 67 At Denver

Natalie Williams, second in the ABL in scoring and rebounding, had 27 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Power over the Xplosion.

Portland (72) - Milton 5-8 2-2 12, Harrison 4-8 0-0 8, Williams 10-14 7-7 27, Powell 5-12 3-4 13, Goodenbour 2-11 2-4 6, Crawley 1-3 0-0 2, Steding 1-2 2-2 4, Frost 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-58 16-19 72.

Colorado (67) - Hall 1-9 3-4 5, Robinson 4-13 4-4 14, Phillips 6-12 6-7 18, Black 3-8 0-0 7, Campbell 7-16 3-3 19, Wynne 0-1 0-0 0, Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Ford 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 22-62 18-20 67.

Portland 14 16 20 22 - 72

Colorado 14 12 16 25 - 67

3-Point goals-Portland 0-6 (Goodenbour 0-5, Powell 0-1), Colorado 5-21 (Robinson 2-6, Campbell 2-7, Black 1-5, Hall 0-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Portland 40 (Williams 18), Colorado 34 (Phillips 14). Assists-Portland 20 (Powell, Milton 7), Colorado 15 (Black 8). Total fouls- Portland 17, Colorado 15. A-4,806.

Columbus 76, Philadelphia 71 At Philadelphia

Columbus (76) - Lloyd 2-6 0-0 5, Smith 9-13 9-9 30, Still 7-13 8-8 22, Tate 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 5-10 3-5 14, Thirdgill 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 1-5 0-0 3, Potthoff 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-50 20-22 76.

Philadelphia (71) - Sobral 0-2 0-0 0, Goodson 3-11 6-6 12, McWilliams 4-6 3-4 11, Staley 6-11 0-0 16, Aldridge 2-5 2-2 6, Frett 5-6 5-5 15, Marciniak 4-7 3-4 11, Cummings 0-1 0-0 0, Morgan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-50 19-21 71.

Columbus 26 13 17 20 - 76

Philadelphia 14 18 16 23 - 71

3-Point goals-Columbus 6-9 (Smith 3-4, Johnson 1-1, Lloyd 1-2, Davis 1-2), Philadelphia 4-17 (Staley 4-7, Cummings 0-1, Morgan 0-1, Sobral 0-2, Marciniak 0-2, Goodson 0-4). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Columbus 25 (Johnson, Still 6), Philadelphia 28 (McWilliams, Staley 5). Assists-Columbus 16 (Smith, Tate, Johnson 3), Philadelphia 13 (Goodson, Staley 4). Total fouls-Columbus 19, Philadelphia 18. A-2,744.

San Jose 89, Atlanta 62 At Atlanta

San Jose (89) - Smith 6-11 1-1 13, Sam 8-12 0-0 20, Machanguana 4-6 2-4 10, Azzi 4-12 2-2 11, Holland-Corn 4-5 4-4 14, Byrd 1-1 0-0 2, Kaplan 3-6 0-0 6, Sandie 4-4 0-0 9, Gaither d1-2 2-2 4, Henning 0-2 0-0 0, Bradley 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-62 11-13 89.

Atlanta (62) - McClain 6-14 5-5 17, Lovelace 5-13 7-8 17, Freeman 3-6 2-2 8, Edwards 2-9 5-6 9, Roundtree 2-7 2-2 7, Vidic 0-2 0-0 0, McCrimmon 1-3 0-0 2, Boswell 0-7 0-0 0, Conklin 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 20-65 21-23 62.

San Jose 17 26 21 25 - 89

Atlanta 22 6 17 17 - 62

3-Point goals-San Jose 8-13 (Sam 4-6, Holland-Corn 2-2, Sandie 1-1, Azzi 1-3, Smith 0-1), Atlanta 1-16 (Roundtree 1-3, McCrimmon 0-2, Conklin 0-2, Boswell 0-4, Edwards 0-5). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-San Jose 34 (Sam, Gaither 6), Atlanta 41 (Edwards 8). Assists-San Jose 12 (Azzi 7), Atlanta 8 (Edwards 4). Total fouls-San Jose 19, Atlanta 10. A-5,663.

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