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.
October 26, 1997 |
Dawn Staley's three-point jumper with 36 seconds remaining helped the Philadelphia Rage withstand the Seattle Reign's late rally for an 87-82 American Basketball League victory Saturday before 2,838 at Philadelphia. Philadelphia (3-0) led, 66-51, with 50 seconds left in the third quarter after a jumper by Staley, who scored 22 points. Seattle (1-5) then mounted a comeback, led by Kate Starbird, and at one point went on a 10-0 run.
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).
July 22, 2012 |
LONDON -- The last few days before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics swirled past in a flurry for Mark Grimmette. The luger from Michigan had been chosen to carry the American flag at the opening ceremony and wondered about protocol. Instructions came at him from all sides. Line up here. Walk there. Maintain an even pace. And one more thing. "I had a lot of people tell me," he recalls, "you're not supposed to dip the flag. " Most Olympic teams briefly lower their colors as a sign of respect when they march past the box where the host nation's leaders are seated.
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).