Archive for Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Buzzer-beater helps Sun stop Mystics

June 25, 2003


— Taj McWilliams-Franklin powered in a five-foot running bank shot at the buzzer, giving the Connecticut Sun a 65-63 victory Tuesday over the Washington Mystics.

With 2.4 seconds left, McWilliams-Franklin took an inbounds pass from Katie Douglas and dribbled down the lane to make the shot that enabled the Sun (6-5) to snap a two-game losing streak.

McWilliams-Franklin's shot spoiled a heroic comeback attempt by Washington's Coco Miller, who made two three-pointers in the final 10.3 seconds to close a six-point deficit and tie the score at 63. Miller scored 13 points to lead the Mystics (2-8), who have lost five straight.

Shannon Johnson and Katie Douglas scored 18 points apiece for the Sun.

Sparks 71, Comets 62

Houston -- Nikki Teasley went 5-for-5 from beyond the three-point arc and scored 18 points, leading Los Angeles. Sheryl Swoopes led Houston with 19 points. Houston made a late run and cut the lead to 66-62 on Swoopes' basket with 1:27 left. But Los Angeles responded with a three-pointer by DeLisha Milton and a basket by former Kansas University standout Tamecka Dixon.

Shock 68, Fever 60

Auburn Hills, Mich. -- Swin Cash and Deanna Nolan scored 21 points apiece, leading Detroit.

Silver Stars 60, Monarchs 57

Sacramento, Calif. -- Marie Ferdinand scored 17 points, and Margo Dydek added 15 for San Antonio. Tangela Smith scored 12 points for Sacramento.

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