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Glory 87, Blizzard 85

January 29, 1997

ATLANTA (AP) _ Niesa Johnson’s 10-foot leaning jumper with 1.1 seconds remaining lifted the Atlanta Glory to an 87-85 victory over the New England Blizzard Tuesday night in the American Basketball League.

Johnson scored nine of the Glory’s last 12 points, including a 3-pointer with 2:29 left that gave Atlanta (13-19) the lead at 80-79. She finished with 17 points.

Four-time Olympian Teresa Edwards of the Glory led all scorers with 31, while Laurie Byrd chipped in 12. Byrd and Johnson each had five assists.

Carolyn Jones scored 24 points for the Blizzard (11-22). Charisse Simpson scored 15 and E.C. Hill added 12.

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