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Cooper’s 30 Points Set Record

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Cynthia Cooper set a WNBA record by scoring 30 points Friday night as the Houston Comets routed the Sacramento Monarchs 82-60.

Cooper, who made six 3-pointers, scored 14 points in the first 6:12 of the second half. Her 3-pointer with 13:48 left broke the record of 29 set by Charlotte’s Andrea Stinson.

It was the Comets’ second straight lopsided victory over the Monarchs, who were beaten 89-61 at Houston last week.

Tina Thompson finished with 18 points for Houston and Janeth Arcain had 15.

Ahead 40-25 at halftime, the Comets built the lead to 20 in the first three minutes of the second half.

Bridgette Gordon paced the Monarchs with 18 points and Pamela McGee had 11.

Comets 82, Monarchs 60

Houston (82) - Arcain 6-12 3-3 15, Thompson 7-10 1-1 18, Guyton 0-1 6-10 6, Cooper 9-19 6-7 30, Perrot 1-4 0-0 2, Harris 2-6 3-3 7, Woosley 0-2 0-0 0, Jackson 1-6 1-2 3, Pollini 0-0 1-4 1, Moore 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-60 21-30 82.

Sacramento (60) - Gordon 6-12 6-8 18, Byears 1-3 4-6 6, McGee 4-7 3-4 11, Angel 2-4 0-2 4, Tremitiere 3-5 2-2 8, Abraham 1-2 5-6 7, Mosley-McAfee 0-0 0-0 0, Savasta 1-10 2-2 4, Graves 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 18-45 24-32 60.

Houston 40 42 - 82

Sacramento 25 35 - 60

3-Point goals-Houston 9-17 (Cooper 6-8, Thompson 3-4, Jackson 0-1, Arcain 0-2, Perrot 0-2), Sacramento 0-9 (Tremitiere 0-1, Angel 0-2, Gordon 0-2, Savasta 0-4). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Houston 47 (Jackson 12), Sacramento 31 (Byears 6). Assists-Houston 18 (Perrot 7), Sacramento 17 (Tremitiere, Angel 5). Total fouls-Houston 25, Sacramento 23. A-6,270 (17,317).

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