Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Battle of the Blue Devils. D.C. native and recent Duke grad Monique Currie, the third overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft, returns home tonight for the first time in her pro career as the Charlotte Sting face the Mystics at the Verizon Center. The game will be the second time that Currie has squared off against her good friend and former Duke teammate Alana Beard. In the first match up, on May 25 in Charlotte, Currie and the Sting got the best of the Mystics, 73-63. Alana no doubt is still smarting from that loss; she uncharacteristically fouled out, and did so in just 22 minutes. DeLisha Milton-Jones was also plagued by early foul trouble. According to Beard, "We had that game and we let it slip away. We lost our focus. We have to play smart. We can't have DeLisha and I sitting on the sideline and not scoring points and expect to win." During the past two summers, the BasketCases often spotted Currie at Mystics games, cheering Alana on. The BasketCases are confident that Mo won’t be cheering for Alana tonight.


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