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Archive for Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Comets cage Lynx

July 24, 2001

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— Tina Thompson scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Houston Comets to a 51-46 victory Monday night over the Minnesota Lynx.

Janeth Arcain added 13 points as the Comets (15-6) improved to 9-0 against the Lynx (7-14), who made only 11 shots from the field in 55 attempts.

Svetlana Abrosimova scored 20 points and had a career-high 11 rebounds for the Lynx, who have lost four of five.

Minnesota forced 16 turnovers, and made 23 of 30 from the foul line to counteract a franchise-low field-goal percentage. The Lynx were just 1 of 15 from 3-point range.

Thompson got the Comets off to a quick start with 14 points and four rebounds in the first half as Houston took a 27-26 lead.

It took the Lynx just under nine minutes to score 11 points, the amount Minnesota needed an entire half to reach in their last meeting with Houston on June 30.

Abrosimova got to the foul line early to keep the Lynx competitive. She was 8-for-10 in the first half.

Comets 51, Lynx 46

HOUSTON (51)

Thompson 9-21 4-5 24, Lassiter 0-3 0-0 0, Jackson 1-3 1-6 3, Arcain 5-14 3-4 13, Washington 1-6 1-2 4, Gibson 0-1 0-0 0, Ti.Johnson 0-1 2-2 2, Lewis 2-9 0-0 5, Stafford-Odom 0-2 0-0 0, Shakirova 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-60 11-19 51.

MINNESOTA (46)

Abrosimova 4-12 12-16 20, Buescher 1-6 1-2 3, Pride 0-9 2-2 2, Smith 3-15 7-8 14, Schweitzer 3-9 0-0 6, Whiting-Raymond 0-3 1-2 1, Paye 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 11-55 23-30 46.

Houston 27 24 51

Minnesota 26 20 46

3-Point GoalsHouston 4-13 (Thompson 2-3, Lewis 1-3, Washington 1-5, Arcain 0-1, Gibson 0-1), Minnesota 1-15 (Smith 1-8, Paye 0-1, Abrosimova 0-2, Schweitzer 0-4). Fouled outNone. ReboundsHouston 55 (Thompson 10), Minnesota 46 (Abrosimova 11). AssistsHouston 16 (Washington 6), Minnesota 11 (Abrosimova, Buescher 4). Total foulsHouston 20, Minnesota 19. A7,352.

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