Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mystics On A Roll . . .

This evening, the Mystics held their annual "Jam Session," part of the VIP/Courtside season ticketholder package. This year's event was bowling night with the team at "300 Shady" located in Outer Mongolia Gaithersburg, Maryland. It's an insane drive out there during D.C. rush hour, but it was well worth it to spend a couple of relaxed, fun hours with the players, coaches and all the great front office staff. If you think WNBA players are competitive on the basketball court, you should see some of them at the bowling alley!

Crystal Langhorne arrived -- as did all the Mystics -- by chartered bus.

First order of business -- bowling shoes! These lanes being located in Maryland, all the bowlers were outfitted in a flattering combination of red & black.

Nikki Blue showing off her form, hitting the spare. Blue multi-tasked tonight, playing on two different lanes at opposite ends of the building.

No, that wasn't Alana's score . . . at least we don't think so!

Newly re-signed Kristen Mann, Lindsey Harding, and Tasha Humphrey. Our group "borrowed" Tasha for one frame when one of our regulars pulled a disappearing act. Tasha rolled a strike!

Mo Currie was happy with that shot, but her bouncing-style of ball-release earned a less-than-favorable review from teammate Crystal Langhorne.

Lindsey explaining how the pins were "this far apart."

As the evening wore on, some of the players thought that a little dancing would liven up the event. It did.

At the conclusion of the evening, autographed bowling pins were awarded to the 5 highest scoring fans. "Supe," who arrived with his own bowling ball and shoes (a ringer!), was the top scorer, with a whopping 201. Wow . . . way to go, Supe!

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Update: Marissa Coleman, to no one's surprise, was not at the bowling alley tonight. She was at home, dutifully following her rehab instructions. More about her injury here and here.

Photo Credits: DC BasketCases


At 11:18 PM, Anonymous Stevo said...

Thanks basketcases for the shot. If you would like to e-mail the picture, send to
333lightspeed@verizon.net. Thanks again Mystics for a marvelous evening.

At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Stewart said...

Yes, it was a GREAT evening! I don't think I stopped smiling once I went inside the bowling alley! And I'm normally VERY competitive about my bowling!

At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, we had a great time with coaches, staff and players!! Lots of laughs (and gutter balls)!!I want photography lessons from the Basketcases!!
Thanks to everyone involved!

At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nine to see Kristen Mann smilin' away in some of those pics. I liked her when she was with Minny.


At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us share a lane :)


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