Houston 73, Sacramento 66 (OT)
Comets Get Win Despite Loss of MVP Swoopes
HOUSTON, June14 (Ticker) -- Tina Thompson scored 26 points -- eight in overtime -- as the Houston Comets pulled away in the extra session to post a 73-66 victory over the Sacramento Monarchs.
Before avoiding two consecutive setbacks, the Comets lost Sheryl Swoopes in the third quarter due to an ankle injury. The three-time MVP had missed the last three games because of back spasms. She finished with 11 points.
Dominique Canty drew an offensive foul against Nicole Powell with 25 ticks remaining, But, on the Comets' ensuing possession, Snow missed a layup as time expired, forcing the overtime.
Thompson started the extra session with a 3-pointer to ignite Houston's decisive 12-1 run and drilled a shot from the arc to cap the surge for a 73-62 lead with 1:55 left.
Yolanda Griffith and Hamchetou Maiga-Ba both scored 14 points for the Monarchs, who have lost both meetings with the Comets this season.