Starzz 80, Minnesota 70
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Margo Dydek scored 19 points and had a game-high eight rebounds to lead the Utah Starzz to an 80-70 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Saturday night.
It was Utah’s first win in three games against Minnesota (12-13), which lost its third straight.
Utah (10-15) used a 13-0 run to take an early 30-21 lead on the way to a 36-30 halftime lead, thanks to 10 points off the bench by reserve Natalie Williams, who finished with 14 points and seven rebounds.
In the second half, Utah broke a 61-61 tie by scoring six straight.
A pair of newly acquired players contributed to Utah’s win as guard Korie Hledl had 13 points, and Cindy Brown added 11. Adrienne Goodson also scored 11 for her 19th straight double-figure game.
Minnesota got a game-high 24 points from Brandy Reed, including 17 in the second half to help pull the Lynx from a 42-32 deficit to a 45-45 tie with a 13-3 run. Katie Smith added 17 points, including 12 in the first half.