Shock tie franchise points record in win over MercuryJul 9, 2007 - 1:17 AM AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Katie Smith scored 20 points to lead six players in double figures for the Detroit Shock, who tied a franchise record for points in a 111-82 victory over the Phoenix Mercury.
The Mercury held a 41-39 lead at the half before the Shock set a WNBA-record with a blistering 40-point third quarter.
Smith nailed a 3-pointer with 6:13 remaining in the third which sparked a 19-0 run over the next three minutes. Phoenix would never recover.
Diana Taurasi and Cappie Pondexter combined for 15 points on 7-of-27 shooting for the Mercury, who shot just 38 percent (31-of-81) from the field.
Detroit dominated the glass, building up a 55-26 rebounding advantage en route to 40 points in the paint. Plenette Pierson led the squad with 14 rebounds and Swin Cash and Cheryl Ford pulled down 10 apiece for the defending WNBA champions.
Tangela Smith led Phoenix with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting.
FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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PHOENIX 24 17 19 22 82
DETROIT 19 20 40 32 111 FINAL
HIGH SCORERS: PHO - TANGELA SMITH 16, BELINDA SNELL 15,
PENNY TAYLOR 14
DET - KATIE SMITH 20, DEANNA NOLAN 18, TWO
PLAYERS WITH 14
Jul 8 7:57 PM
DETROIT 79 END, 3RD QTR
Jul 8 7:30 PM
HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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PHOENIX 24 17 41
DETROIT 19 20 39 HALFTIME
WNBA PHOENIX AT DETROIT
HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
PHO - CAPPIE PONDEXTER 10, PENNY TAYLOR 8,
THREE PLAYERS WITH 6
DET - DEANNA NOLAN 11, IVORY LATTA 7, PLENETTE
Jul 8 6:50 PM
DETROIT 19 END, 1ST QTR
Jul 8 6:24 PM
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