The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 1998 · Page 40
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 40

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Hfi 1' J if v ""'" u m v III . . , -''- "i v ft I l ; The Palm Beach Post c SECTION C SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 "4 ' INSIDE INSIDE Puck bounces Panthers' way Scott Mellanby scores with 17.7 seconds left in regulation, and Florida beats the Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime on Bill Lindsay's goal. PAGE IOC TPCIsjanzen'stowinorlose , LJ TT pAtIvC J Lee Janzen holds a three-shot Oj Yffl "U I l( 1 ' lead over journeyman Glen Day 11 1 li li J? v". and a five-shot lead over Justin V ( I) "vi N Leonard entering today's final . VI 1 Y I 1 round PAGE 7C J y J? .... Sr: . ,: ' ' 4 - . .- I 7' LuW: ALLEN EYESTONEStaff Photographer ' " . , u , An3 io,,rniknva 'She started to play great in the second and third sets,' Kournikova said. Venus Wimams. ho lost the t se,. adjusted her game and stormed bacK to beat Anna Koumova. She started Williams rallies to second title, No. 10 ranking 4 MEN'S FINAL: Andre Agassi (29) vs. Marcelo Rios (3) TV: WPEC-12, WFOR-4, 2 p.m. (taped) Saturday in the Lipton Championships final. But early in the second set, Kournikova had been dissecting Williams' power game extremely successfully with a variety of off-speed shots and precise angles that kept her off-balance. "I tried to take everything that she doesn t like (and) put it in one," Kournikova said. After the breather, Kournikova won the next two points to go up a service break. But from then on, her rests increased while the precision of her shots decreased. The subtle change was all Williams needed in her fourth career final. She ran Kournikova even harder and came storming back in the second and third sets to win the biggest title of her career. In a matchup of teenage stars, Anna Kournikova can't keep up. By Elizabeth Clarke Palm Beach Post Staff Writer KEY BISCAYNE Anna Kournikova bent over onto her racket, breathing heavily from exhaustion. She had already won a set off Venus Williams in the first final of her career, but Williams had just evened the score 30-all, at 1-1 in the second set, on a long corner-to-corner PinKournikova was about to be victimized by a stunning turnaround, in which Williams second-set victory merely signaled her gathering momentum in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory "I'm very happy about both of my titles," the Palm Beach Gardens resident said. "I would never give any of them up." So far it's only two the first came earlier this month in Oklahoma City - but Williams will move to No. 10 in the world with the victory. It is her career-high and a sign of her desire to win. She celebrated by dashing up the stands and over several sections of seats U i i i i i - ALLEN EYESTONEStafT Photographer Please see UrtOHUC Anna Kournikova's decisive first-set victory did not foretell her fate in the Lipton women's final. THE NCAA TOURNAMENTS Cats back for more; Utah stuns Heels Utes start fast, finish North Carolina .J. Ml 1 - Kentucky's spectacular OT win helps Allen Edwards deal with the loss of his mother. SAN ANTONIO And so. in the wake of a mother's death, a ctjllege basketball career continues. One more game. Greg Stoda to move through any of the NCAA's 1 four regional brackets to reach the Final Four. Utah, which in its previous game beat defending champion Arizona by implementing a tricky triangle-and-two defense, went straight up against the Tar Heels. It worked. Oh, how it worked. The Utes ripped away to a 16-2 lead in just more than AVt minutes before North Carolina decided to involve itself in the evening's festivities. That proved to be too much room to give Utah, which is capable of bleeding time with its offense or its defense. Please see U1IM8C By Greg Stoda Palm bunk Post Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO Nothing exotic. Just plain ol' Utah ... all bundled up in a wrapper of hard work and constant attention to detail. And that combination was enough quite enough to vanquish haughty and arrogant and top-ranked North Carolina 65-59 in an NCAA semifinal Saturday night in the Alamodome. It was enough quite enough to earn the oh-by-the-way Utes a berth in Monday night's championship game against Kentucky, which earlier had survived Stanford in overtime. The elimination of the Tar Heels sent horT.e the only top-seeded team r Women's title game WHO: La. Tech (31-3) vs. Tennessee (38-0). WHEN: 8:30 p.m., today. TV. ESPN. INSIDE: The Lady Vols go for a record third straight championship. 9C Men's title game WHO: Kentucky (34-4) vs. Utah (30-3). WHEN: 9:18 p.m. Monday. TV: WPEC-12. WFOR-4. INSIDE: Kentucky tops Stanford in OT. gams third straigm final. C Alamodome. "It feels so good." Edwards said at his locker. "I've had so many ups and downs. I know we've been to the championship game the last two years and won one of them, but this time it will be the end of my career. That means something special, I A championship game wr Allen Edwards. Edwards, out of Miami Senior Hih School, scored 11 points a triple here, a driving layup there, a couple of free throws and whatever else he could find in the scraps as Kentucky outlasted Stanford 86-85 in a spectacular Fina' Four semifinal ime Saturday night in the think. It has become cliche in sports rUast see STODAMT

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