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December 20, 1997

WACO, Texas (AP) _ It was a big night Friday for Leta Andrews and the Granbury girls basketball team.

Jia Perkins had 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals to rally Granbury to a 53-45 win over Waco Midway and give coach Andrews her 1,000th career victory,

Midway led 27-21 at halftime and 39-38 at the end of the third quarter. But Granbury rallied, taking a 42-41 lead on Sara McBroom’s inside basket with 6:17 to play.

Morgan Moylan finished with 12 points, while Emily Britt added 11 for Granbury. Rebekah Croft led Midway with 18 points and five rebounds, while Eboni Hammond added 10 points for Midway.

``Now, I can enjoy the Christmas holidays,″ said Andrews, who has a 1,000-184 record in 36 years of coaching high school basketball. ``The pressure is off. I’m so glad it’s behind me. I’m comfortable now that the record is history.″

Andrews, who has coached at Comanche, Corpus Christi Calallen and Granbury, became the 12th high school basketball coach in the nation to win 1,000 games and only the second woman to reach the milestone. Bertha Teague of Ada, Okla., compiled a 1,152-115 record from 1928-1970.

After the game, Texas Association of Basketball Coaches official Alton Ballard presented Andrews with the game ball. She also received a plaque from the Granbury players.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Salt Lake Organizing Committee trustees have approved establishing a $170 million line of credit with a yet-to-be identified bank sponsor of the 2002 Winter Games.

Both The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News reported Friday that NationsBank of North Carolina was expected to be named soon as the chosen financial institution.

The loan will enable the organizing committee to repay the $59 million spent by taxpayers to build the Utah Winter Sports Park and other Olympic facilities before the 2002 Winter Games begin.

Lawmakers agreed several years ago to sell the facilities to the organizing committee for $59 million, plus another $40 million for ongoing operating costs.

SLOC leaders have tried unsuccessfully to convince legislators to move the due date for the payment until after the Olympics are over, claiming they wouldn’t have enough cash until then.

That argument noted that the bulk of the revenue was coming from NBC, which paid a record $545 million for the U.S. broadcast rights to Salt Lake City’s Games. That money will not be paid until later in 2002, however.

Many of the other sources of revenue for the largely privately funded organizing committee, which plans to spend more than $1 billion in all, will also come after the Games.

Since losing at the Legislature, Olympic organizers have been able to persuade the bank sponsor to increase the amount the committee can borrow to cover the money owed the state.

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