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Monarchs 83, Starzz 62

Game 16: Friday night at ARCO Arena

Utah 34 28 — 62

Sacramento 31 52 — 83

First half: Sacramento's Yolanda Griffith picked up three fouls quickly and left the court early with six rebounds but just four points, while her Starzz counterpart, Natalie Williams, scored 14 points and had three rebounds. Margo Dydek grabbed eight defensive rebounds for Utah but also had three fouls.

Second half: Ruthie Bolton-Holifield threw in 15 second-half points to total 19 and tie with Utah's Natalie Williams for game-high. A three-point play from Williams with 10:56 left kept the Starzz within six at 57-51, but back-to-back Bolton-Holifield shots upped the lead to 10, and from there, the Starzz lost their cool with back-to-back out-of-bounds passes.

Records: Starzz 8-8; Monarchs 10-5

Next up: At Seattle, Saturday night at 8 (KJZZ-TV)

Quotable: "We can't survive turning the ball over 20 times." — Starzz forward Adrienne Goodson