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Starzz 76, Comets 67

Game 21: Tuesday at the Compaq Center

Utah 42 34 — 76

Houston 34 33 — 67

First half: The Starzz shot 73 percent for the first 16 1/2 minutes, Natalie Williams leading with 11 points including five in the final 3 1/2 minutes. Tina Thompson topped everyone with 12 points (5-for-7) despite missing six minutes with an ankle sprain. She came back to cut a 12-point Starzz lead to eight with the last two buckets of the half.

Second half: Janeth Arcain scored 19 of her 29 points in the half, and her 3-point play with 2:20 left helped cut the Starzz's lead from 15 to 10 points, 73-63. Utah was able to hold on, despite Williams' late foul trouble, as Adrienne Goodson scored 10 and Marie Ferdinand nine in the half.

Records: Starzz 10-11; Mystics 15-7

Next up: Starzz host New York 7 p.m. Thursday at Delta Center.

Quotable: "We're 2-1 on this road trip, and that's huge." — Starzz coach Candi Harvey.