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Quest Winning Streak Reaches 10

SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 1998

Valerie Still had 22 points and eight rebounds as the Columbus Quest won their 10th consecutive game by defeating the New England Blizzard 72-52 Friday night at Columbus, Ohio.

It also was the 17th straight home victory for Columbus (29-7), surpassing the previous ABL record of 16 the Quest set last season.

Quest 72, Blizzard 52 Columbus, Ohio

New England (52) - Hodges 2-4 2-3 6, Jones 3-10 4-4 10, Deden 3-8 0-0 6, D.Tate 2-6 0-0 4, Rizzotti 4-6 0-0 9, Roland 0-1 0-0 0, Hill 1-4 0-0 3, Berube 0-0 0-0 0, T.Davis 1-3 2-2 4, Berry 0-3 0-0 0, Wolters 4-6 2-2 10. Totals 20-51 10-11 52.

Columbus (72) - Lloyd 4-8 0-0 9, Smith 5-10 4-4 18, Still 8-14 6-6 22, S.Tate 0-4 2-2 2, Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Thirdgill 3-4 0-0 6, Stires 2-2 0-0 4, L.Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Thompson 1-1 0-0 2, Potthoff 1-4 5-6 7. Totals 25-53 17-18 72.

New England 17 9 12 14 - 52

Columbus 9 22 15 26 - 72

3-Point goals-New England 2-7 (Hill 1-1, Rizzotti 1-3, Jones 0-1, Berry 0-1, T.Davis 0-1), Columbus 5-14 (Smith 4-6, Lloyd 1-3, S.Tate 0-1, Still 0-2, Johnson 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds- New England 30 (Hodges 5), Columbus 31 (Still 8). Assists-New England 14 (Deden, D.Tate 4), Columbus 20 (Johnson 7). Total fouls-New England 17, Columbus 16. A-3,526.

Power 77, Reign 66 At Seattle

Natalie Williams scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Power to their 11th consecutive victory over the Reign. Molly Goodenbour added 17 points, Elaine Powell 13 and Katy Steding 10 for Portland (23-15).

Shalonda Enis and Kate Starbird paced Seattle with 16 each.

Seattle opened the game with a quick spurt, taking a 14-5 lead on Angela Aycock’s 3-pointer with 6:12 left in the first quarter. The Reign took their biggest lead at 30-18 in the second quarter before Portland came alive. “Their team rebounding in the second half was exceptional. That was the key,” Reign coach Tammy Holder said.

Portland (77) - Milton 1-6 0-0 2, Harrison 3-6 0-0 6, Williams 10-16 5-6 25, Powell 4-10 3-6 13, Goodenbour 6-8 2-2 17, Crawley 2-3 0-0 4, Steding 5-12 0-1 10. Totals 31-61 10-15 77.

Seattle (66) - Enis 6-21 2-4 16, Aycock 2-4 0-0 6, Whiting 5-11 2-4 12, Paye 1-6 0-0 3, Starbird 5-10 4-4 16, Orr 1-2 0-0 3, Hedgpeth 0-0 3-4 3, Holmes 1-6 1-2 3, Ndiaye 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 23-64 12-18 66.

Portland 14 14 29 20 - 77

Seattle 23 11 15 17 - 66

3-Point goals-Portland 5-13 (Goodenbour 3-4, Powell 2-5, Harrison 0-1, Steding 0-3), Seattle 8-21, .381 (Aycock 2-3, Starbird 2-5, Enis 2-7, Orr 1-1, Paye 1-4, Holmes 0-1). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Portland 40 (Williams 10), Seattle 34 (Whiting 7). Assists-Portland 19 (Powell 7), Seattle 14 (Paye 4). Total fouls-Portland 18, Seattle 18. A-4,348.

Explosion 70, StingRays 69 At Denver

Edna Campbell made a 3-pointer with 1:42 remaining and Debbie Black made two free throws with 36 seconds left as the Explosion rallied from 16 points down to defeat Long Beach.

Long Beach (69) - Davis-Wrightsil 3-10 0-0 8, Griffith 7-13 5-6 19, Lacy 2-5 0-1 4, Williams 7-11 4-5 20, Nagy 0-3 0-0 0, Stafford 1-4 4-6 6, Wilkerson 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 2-5 0-0 4, Bauer 2-3 2-2 6. Totals 25-56 15-20 69.

Colorado (70) - Hall 3-8 2-3 9, Robinson 3-9 4-4 12, Phillips 5-8 1-2 11, Black 4-5 4-4 13, Campbell 3-9 0-0 8, Wynne 1-5 3-4 5, Anderson 3-6 0-1 6, Sheetz 0-1 0-0 0, Ford 2-3 2-2 6. Totals 24-54 16-20 70.

Long Beach 19 26 8 16 - 69

Colorado 12 17 21 20 - 70

3-Point goals-Long Beach 4-11 (Williams 2-2, DavisWrightsil 2-5, Griffith 0-1, Nagy 0-1, Wilkerson 0-1, Johnson 0-1), Colorado 6-14 (Campbell 2-4, Robinson 2-6, Black 1-1, Hall 1-1, Anderson 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Long Beach 36 (Williams 7), Colorado 31 (Hall 6). Assists-Long Beach 14 (Nagy 7), Colorado 16 (Black 5). Total fouls-Long Beach 18, Colorado 21. A-3,806.

Lasers 85, Glory 76 San Jose, Calif.

Jennifer Azzi and Charlotte Smith combined for 45 points to lead the Lasers past the Glory.

Atlanta (76) - Edwards 2-13 1-1 5, McClain 5-12 8-8 18, Lovelace 4-11 3-4 11, Roundtree 6-15 0-0 15, McCrimmon 5-10 3-3 14, Henderson 1-2 0-0 2, Vidic 0-1 2-2 2, Freeman 0-1 1-2 1, Boswell 2-3 2-2 6, Conklin 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 26-71 20-22 76.

San Jose (85) - Smith 7-9 8-10 22, Sam 6-17 1-1 13, Machanguana 5-8 9-12 19, Azzi 9-13 4-6 23, Holland-Corn 2-8 2-3 6, Byrd 0-0 0-0 0, Kaplan 0-1 0-0 0, Sandie 0-0 0-0 0, Gaither 1-1 0-2 2, Henning 0-2 0-0 0, Bradley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-59 24-34 85.

Atlanta 17 22 12 25 - 76

San Jose 14 25 19 27 - 85

3-Point goals-Atlanta 4-14 (Roundtree 3-5, McCrimmon 1-1, Boswell 0-1, Conklin 0-1, Edwards 0-6), San Jose 1-5 (Azzi 1-2, Holland-Corn 0-1, Sam 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds- Atlanta 39 (McClain 11), San Jose 44 (Machanguana 12). Assists- Atlanta 18 (Edwards 9), San Jose 10 (Azzi, Holland-Corn 3). Total fouls-Atlanta 25, San Jose 20. A-12,396



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