August 8, 1994 |
The U.S. women's basketball team, getting 18 points from Lisa Leslie, won its first gold medal in a major championship in four years by beating France, 87-63, Sunday at the Goodwill Games. It was the third consecutive gold medal in the Goodwill Games for the U.S. women, who have a 14-0 record since the competition began in 1986. The Americans took the gold that year, and again in 1990. It was their first gold medal since the 1990 world championships, however.
November 3, 1997 |
Carolyn Jones scored a game-high 20 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and handed out five assists in the New England Blizzard's 78-70 victory over the Philadelphia Rage at home before 3,247 Sunday night. Dawn Staley led the Rage (4-4) with 19 points. Teammate Adrienne Goodson added 17 and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds. New England (4-4) led, 69-67, late in the fourth quarter when Jones sank two free throws with 2:19 left, beginning a 9-3 run that finished off the Rage.
November 22, 1997 |
Player-coach Teresa Edwards broke her own ABL record with 46 points Friday night as the Atlanta Glory rallied from a 17-point deficit to defeat the Seattle Reign, 89-84, at Seattle. Edwards was 16 of 27 from the field, including five of 10 from three-point range, grabbed seven rebounds and added seven assists. She scored 42 points against the Reign last season, also in Seattle.
June 14, 2006 |
Sparks center Lisa Leslie, the WNBA's all-time leading scorer and rebounder, was one of 10 players selected to the league's All-Decade Team on Tuesday. Joining Leslie on the squad were Sue Bird (Seattle), Tamika Catchings (Indiana), Cynthia Cooper (retired from Houston), Yolanda Griffith (Sacramento), Lauren Jackson (Seattle), Katie Smith (Detroit and Minnesota), Dawn Staley (Houston and Charlotte), Sheryl Swoopes (Houston) and Tina Thompson (Houston).
March 28, 1992 |
It used to be that to beat No. 1-ranked Virginia, you concentrated on Dawn Staley, the 1991 Naismith player of the year, and her talented backcourt mate, Tammi Reiss. Now, the Cavaliers' front court, 6-foot-5 juniors Heather and Heidi Burge of Palos Verdes Estates, pose a formidable threat as Vanderbilt Coach Jim Foster acknowledged Friday while his team prepared for today's East Regional final on Virginia's home court, University Hall.
July 8, 1999 |
Brandy Reed's steal and layup with 19 seconds remaining helped lift the Minnesota Lynx over the Orlando Miracle, 71-66, before 7,229 Wednesday night at Orlando, Fla. The Lynx (6-5) scored the final eight points. Nykesha Sales made a three-point basket to give Orlando a 66-63 lead but the Miracle (5-5) turned the ball over on its next two possessions. Katie Smith made four consecutive free throws to seal the victory. Sheri Sam's three-point attempt that could have tied the game with 2.
August 19, 2001 |
The exasperated look on Charlotte guard Dawn Staley's face said it all. So did the ice packs on her knees. The Cleveland Rockers used the best defense in WNBA history to block, bump and bruise their way past the Sting, 69-51, on Saturday, forcing a deciding Game 3 in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Rockers, who held opponents to a league-record 55.9 points per game during the regular season, scored 24 points off turnovers and limited the Sting to 38% shooting from the field (18 of 47).