All of the Mystics attended (except Nakia, who had an excused absence because she took an elbow to the mouth during practice earlier in the day). The players were relaxed and having a good time. They mingled with the fans, and most of them even bowled! (For those who need a caption: Alana Beard, Crystal Robinson, Diva Nikki Blue, a young Mystics fan, Diva Tamara James, and Nikki Teasley.)
Bernice Mosby, Teana Miller, and Gillian Goring pose with fans who lobbied hard to be included in tonight's blog!
First round draft pick Bernice Mosby, here showing excellent form, was an enthusiastic participant in the bowling phase of tonight's event.
Excused Absence. One member of the Mystics' family was conspicuously absent tonight: GM Linda Hargrove. But Linda had a very good excuse. She was in Normal, Illinois, where her husband, Ed, the softball coach at Cowley College, Kansas, was being inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Linda herself was once a coach at Cowley, and is also a member of the NJCAA Hall of Fame. (Hmm . . . the BasketCases wonder whether Linda and Ed are the only married couple to share this distinction.) This is of course a huge honor for Ed, and the BasketCases congratulate Ed and his incredibly sports-talented family!