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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Natalie Williams had 25 points and 12 rebounds Thursday night to lead the Utah Starzz to a 73-59 victory over Charlotte, spoiling Sting guard Andrea Stinson's historic night.

Stinson became just the fourth player in WNBA history to score 2,000 points, joining Cynthia Cooper, Lisa Leslie and Jennifer Gillom.

She entered the game needing six points to reach the mark and passed the milestone on an underhanded spinning scoop from the baseline with 6:48 to play in the first.

Stinson, ranked fourth in the league in scoring at 21.2 points, was held to 15 by Utah on 7-for-18 scoring.

The loss wasn't the only thing to ruin Stinson's night. She was elbowed in the mouth with just under two minutes to play in the game, had to be helped up and left the floor dejected.

Utah, which had lost three of four while dropping to seventh place in the Western Conference, got 12 points from Adrienne Goodson and four blocks from Margo Dydek.

Williams was the difference, scoring nine straight points in a decisive second half run.

Williams, who led the league with 19 double-doubles last season, has now reached double figures in points and rebounds in four of Utah's first six games.

For the first time this season, defense wasn't the problem for Charlotte. The Sting, who rank second-to-last in the league in points allowed, struggled on offense against Utah and went almost seven minutes without a basket in the second half.

The Sting was outrebounded by Utah 38-27.