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Liberty Has No Answers for Comets

July 09, 1998|From Associated Press

The Houston Comets came to New York and handed the Liberty with its worst loss.

"We have our heads in our hands," Liberty forward Sue Wicks said after the Comets breezed to a 79-54 victory before 17,404 on Wednesday night.

Cynthia Cooper scored 17 of her 23 points in the first half as the Comets (11-1) handed the Liberty (8-6) its first loss at home.

The 25-point defeat topped a 19-point loss to Phoenix last year.

Houston made 10 of 18 three-point shots, including six by Cooper, the WNBA's leading scorer.

Phoenix 78, Detroit 76--Jennifer Gillom had 24 points, including a three-point basket as time expired, to give the Mercury (8-3) a victory over the Shock (6-6) before 9,276 at Auburn Hills, Mich.

Cleveland 77, Washington 65--Suzie McConnell Serio scored 14 points, including six in a 12-4 run to break open a close game, as the Rockers (6-5) beat the Mystics (1-11) before 6,657 at Cleveland.

Charlotte 77, Utah 69--Andrea Congreaves and Andrea Stinson each scored 14 points and Tracy Reid had six during a late 14-2 run as the visiting Sting (9-3) defeated the Starzz (4-9), which got a franchise-record 30 points from Wendy Palmer before 6,145.

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