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Columbus 76, Philadelphia 71

January 24, 1998

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Katie Smith scored 30 points and Valerie Still added 22 as the Columbus Quest defeated Philadelphia 76-71 in an American Basketball League game Friday night.

Philadelphia (11-22) was led by Dawn Staley with 16 points. La’Keshia Frett added 15 for the Rage.

The win was Columbus’ fifth straight out of the six games played with Philadelphia this season. The Rage’s only win in the series was an 87-86 win at Columbus in October.

The Quest (26-7) received a scare from Philadelphia late in Friday’s game, when Michelle Marciniak pulled the Rage to 70-67 with 2:37 remaining. The Rage had trailed by as many as 18 points before making the comeback.

Philadelphia’s comeback bid fell short when Smith converted four free throws late in the game.

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