COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Katie Smith and Tonya Edwards each had 16 points to lead Columbus past the Colorado Xplosion 66-51 Friday night to give the Quest its sixth straight American Basketball League victory.

Columbus trailed 29-27 at halftime but outscored Colorado 39-22 in the second half. The 51 points marked the lowest point total in the Xplosion's history.

The Quest (8-2) took control of the game late in the third quarter. Sonja Tate's jumper with 2:21 left gave Columbus a 40-39 lead and started a 16-3 run capped by Valerie Still's layup with 5:54 remaining in the game. The Xplosion (3-6) didn't threaten again.

``We hung tight the first half and once the defense picked up, we knew that we would be able to win it,'' Quest coach Brian Agler said.

Still and Shannon Johnson each scored nine points for Columbus. Still also grabbed seven rebounds as the Quest held a 39-32 rebounding advantage.

``One of the most frustrating things is, when they miss, they always seem to have someone there to rebound the ball,'' Xplosion coach Cheryl Estes said.

Crystal Robinson led Colorado with 13 points. Vicki Hall had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Colorado hit 55 percent (11-of-20) of its field goals in the first half, but made only 28 percent (7-of-25) in the second half.

Columbus made only 3-of-15 (20 percent) 3-point shot attempts. The Xplosion hit all four of its first-half shots from beyond the 3-point arc and made 5-of-9 (55.6 percent) for the game.