May 26, 2002 |
Adrienne Goodson scored 20 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, as the Utah Starzz beat the Minnesota Lynx, 79-75, Saturday night at Minneapolis. The Lynx, with WNBA All-Star Katie Smith sidelined because of an injured right index finger, had chances to tie or take the lead after Goodson's layup with 44.3 seconds left. But Svetlana Abrosimova and Betty Lennox missed three-point shots, and Michele Van Gorp--whose two free throws with 14.
August 17, 2002 |
The Utah Starzz, who led the Houston Comets by as many as 17 points early in the second half, hung on for a 66-59 victory Friday at Salt Lake City in the opener of the best-of-three Western Conference semifinal series. The Comets pulled within 61-59 on two free throws by Sheryl Swoopes with just under three minutes remaining and had a couple of chances to tie, but Swoopes committed a turnover and rookie Michelle Snow missed a layup.
June 12, 2002 |
Tari Phillips scored 22 points and Crystal Robinson had 17 as the New York Liberty rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Utah, 71-68, in front of 6,123 on Tuesday at Salt Lake City. Teresa Weatherspoon put the Liberty (6-2) ahead for good at 69-68 with an uncontested layup with 20.9 seconds remaining. Adrienne Goodson, who scored 18 points for the Starzz (4-3), was called for an offensive foul on the next possession, and Robinson and Vickie Johnson each made a free throw in the last 9.
August 13, 2002 |
Margo Dydek scored 19 points, including two free throws with 11.4 seconds left, and Adrienne Goodson had 17 points and eight rebounds as the Utah Starzz beat the Sacramento Monarchs, 81-79, on Monday night. The regular season-ending victory gave the Starzz a franchise-record 20 victories, one better than the record established in the team's first WNBA playoff trip last season. Yolanda Griffith led Sacramento (13-18) with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
July 28, 1998 |
Frank Layden, a former NBA coach of the year with the Utah Jazz, wasted no time making an impact Monday as the new coach of the Utah Starzz, the Jazz's WNBA counterpart. After being named to replace Denise Taylor earlier in the day, Layden coached the Starzz (7-13) to a 90-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury before a raucous crowd of 8,624 that gave him a standing ovation during pregame introductions.
July 25, 2001
Marie Ferdinand scored 16 points to lead the Utah Starzz to a 76-67 victory Tuesday night over the Houston Comets before 12,177 at Houston. Natalie Williams scored 15 points, and Adrienne Goodson added 13 for the Starzz, who have won five of eight. Utah is tied with Portland for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Starzz (10-11) won for the first time in Houston and defeated the Comets for only the second time in the series, dating to 1997.