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Quest 76, Lasers 72, OT

October 27, 1997

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Shannon Johnson scored 19 points and Sonja Tate had 12 points and 13 rebounds as the Columbus Quest beat the San Jose Lasers 76-72 in overtime Sunday night in the American Basketball League.

Tate, who had six points in overtime, hit a jumper with two minutes left, then another with 1:05 to go to cap the victory for Columbus (3-2).

The Lasers (1-5) led 50-43 in the third quarter, but fell behind 56-54 on Tonya Edwards’ 3-pointer with 4:59 left in the fourth. Three free throws by San Jose’s Charlotte Smith in the final minute of regulation tied it at 66.

Jennifer Azzi led the Lasers with 16 points and six rebounds, while Clarissa Machanguana and Smith each had 13 points.

Katie Smith added 16 points for the Quest.

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