Originally created 07/13/01

Sales, Williams for Holdsclaw, Melvin at WNBA All-Star game



NEW YORK -- Orlando Miracle guard Nykesha Sales and Indiana Fever guard Rita Williams will go to the WNBA All-Star game as replacements for injured players.

Sales and Williams join the Eastern Conference squad, filling in for Washington's Chamique Holdsclaw and Cleveland's Chasity Melvin.

Sales, a three-time All-Star, is averaging 15 points and 5.3 rebounds. Williams, headed to her first All-Star game, leads Indiana with 13.4 points and 3.4 assists per game.

Holdsclaw was voted to the East's starting lineup but is sidelined at least two weeks with a right foot injury. Melvin, chosen as a reserve by the league's coaches, broke a bone in her right eye Sunday against Houston and is expected to be out 2-to-3 weeks.

The All-Star game is Monday in Orlando.