Thursday, July 21, 2005

WNBA: Mystics 70, Houston Comets 65 (July 21)

Tonight, the Nationals play the Houston Astros, but as a precursor, the WNBA's Mystics took on the Houston Comets to end their five game road trip.

Alana Beard led the team, scoring 16 points and adding eight rebounds and seven assists while DeLisha Milton-Jones was solid again, scoring 15 points and grabbing eight boards.

The Mystics led 43-36 at the half after shooting an amazing 60 percent from the floor and held on to the lead in the second half to finish out the win.

Washington completed their road trip 3-2 after losing two of the first three games. The team is now 11-10 and has strengthened their grip on third place in the East and a likely playoff spot (the top four teams in each conference make the playoffs). The Mystics are a full game ahead of fourth place New York and 1.5 behind second place Indiana with 13 games to go.

The Mystics return home (at long last) to take on the same Comets team on Tuesday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m.

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