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Johnson leads Sun to first victory

5/12/2004

HOUSTON (AP) -- Tina Thompson scored 21 points to lead the
Houston Comets to an 84-71 win over the Connecticut Sun in a
pre-season game Tuesday.

The Comets (2-1) led 44-35 at halftime. They never trailed and
were ahead by as many as 18 late in the game.

Felicia Ragland added 13 for Houston and Dominique Canty and
first-year Comet Michelle Snow had 12 apiece. Sheryl Swoopes had 10
points and led the team in assists with eight.

The Sun (0-1) got 13 points each from Katie Douglas and Nykesha
Sales.

The Comets shot almost 59 percent from the field to 38 percent
by Connecticut.

Houston got 42 points in the paint compared to 34 by the Sun.

The Comets wrap up preseason play Saturday in San Antonio.