Thursday, May 08, 2008

All Aboard!

The Mystics caught an early train this morning for New York's Penn Station. They're heading to the Big Apple to face the Liberty in an 11 AM preseason game at Madison Square Garden. This is a School Day game, so you may be thankful that there's no radio broadcast. However you may (or may not) be able to follow the scoring on

Today's game is the first since training camp opened with all the Mystics veterans finally on board. Alana Beard, Mo Currie, Laurie Koehn and Chandi Jones (new to the Mystics, but not to the league) arrived this week and practiced with the team yesterday.

Friday Morning Update: The Mystics "won" yesterday's scrimmage preseason game against the Liberty, 58-52. One look at the boxscore was enough to tell us that, for both teams, this contest was more about evaluating talent and providing newbies with playing time than an actual preview of what we may expect when the DC and NY teams face off for real. But, no doubt, the "victory" made for a more pleasant trip home for the Mystics team and coaches.

Next up, the Houston Comets at Verizon Center at 7 PM next Tuesday, May 13th. That game, coming only 4 days before the start of the regular season, should be more of a real preseason tune-up than these two earlier match-ups. We're really looking forward to getting our first look at the old -- and newly-improved -- Mystics roster!

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Of course, if you can't wait 'til Tuesday to get glimpse of the old and the new Mystics, you could attend tonight's Guppy Gala at the National Zoo. Mystics Nakia Sanford and Crystal Langhorne hope to make a big splash with the kids at this event, rain or shine!


At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Shay Doron is not hurt today, I have one question for the Liberty. Why did you draft Shay Doron? LET HER PLAY. If they let her warm the bench for another season, she should ask for a trade. Shay is good enough to be playing and it's so frustrating that she is not getting the opportunity. There, I feel better.

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately it seems that Shay has been waived...STOOPID Liberty!

At 6:07 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

We share your disappointment. :-(



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