Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Better Late Than Never. Perhaps ESPN told the Mystics not to run up a big lead in the first half to keep the viewers from switching channels, or perhaps the Pod People who invade the Mystics bodies on the road just wanted to experience a little Phone Booth ambiance, in any event, the Mystics got off to a very slow start tonight before rallying to blow out the Sting 87-70. No doubt a few of the 8,004 loud and loyal Phone Booth Phanatics were a tad worried (but NOT the BasketCases, of course, who knew the REAL Mystics would show up). Late in the second quarter, the tide turned when the Mystics began attacking the basket and closed the gap to 3 points at the half. With Nikki Teasley leading all Mystics scorers (finishing with 19 points, 6 assists and 4 steals) and Alana Beard close behind (18 points and 4 assists), the Mystics made up for their slow start by scoring 53 points in the second half! The BasketCases also give a lot of credit to Chasity Melvin, who hit 3 of 3 from the field and 8 of 8 from the charity stripe and, in doing so, slammed the door on any possible Sting comeback. Pax Mystica continues to reign in the Phone Booth. These two teams face off again on Thursday in Charlotte. The BasketCases say that it's now time for the Mystics to build on tonight's performance and finally win on the road!


At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great game! I was one of the eight thousand or so. IMHO One of the best highlight was the block by Alana Beard. I think she blocked Curry shot, it was a thing of beauty. Hopefully they can mimic that on the road.


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