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Pondexter's 22 points helps Mercury rally past Fever

Jun 16, 2007 - 1:18 AM INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Cappie Pondexter scored 22 points and Diana Taurasi scored 21 as the Phoenix Mercury rallied to post a 89-78 victory over the Indiana Fever on Friday.

Reserve Kelly Schumacher scored 14 points and Tangela Smith had 12 and six rebounds for Phoenix, which snapped a five-game losing streak at Conseco Fieldhouse.

With the Mercury trailing, 41-39, at halftime, Pondexter scored eight in the third quarter to help Phoenix take a 62-58 lead entering the final period. Pondexter connected on 9-of-19 from the floor.

In the fourth quarter, after Indiana took a 73-72 lead on a layup by Tan White with 3:47 left, Taurasi scored five straight points on a pair of free throws and 3-pointer with 2:54 remaining to give the Mercury a 77-73 lead. Taurasi had 11 points in the period for Phoenix (7-5), which has won three of its last four.

Tamika Catchings and Tammy Sutton-Brown each scored 17 points for the Fever (8-2), who lost for the first time at home in seven chances.








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