Game 6: Monday night at Gund Arena
Starzz 26 46-72
Rockers 44 44-88
First half: Following their pattern of the previous game, the Starzz come out with guns blazing for a 9-0 start, Elena Baranova hitting three straight baskets. She got her fourth to make it 11-2, and a Dena Head free throw made it 12-2. Enter Rockers' top draftee and NCAA scoring champ Cindy Blodgett, taking the point left by the injured Suzie McConnell Serio. Exit Margo Dydek with her third foul less than six minutes into the game. Cleveland makes a 37-9 run, helped by Baranova's third foul with 7:11 left.
Second half: Dydek scores seven of Utah's first nine of the second half and totals a career-best 18 points - all in the second half - with 6-for-8 shooting. She doesn't get her fourth foul until there's just 2:59 left and never gets another. Baranova, however, gets her sixth at 4:15. Cleveland's been up by 20 or so since the 14:09 mark, when Baranova picks up foul No. 5. The Rockers use their bench extensively, and Orem's Raegan Scott, waived by Utah during the 1997 season, scores eight against her former team.
Records: Starzz 2-4, Rockers 4-1
Quotable: "When I play, I can enjoy it. Today, I don't enjoy. It was bad." - Starzz center Margo Dydek, who scored a career-high 18 points in 25 minutes.
Next up: Charlotte at Starzz Thursday, 7 p.m., KJZZ-Ch. 14