Friday, July 29, 2005

WNBA: Mystics 73, San Antonio Silver Stars 58 (July 28)

WAS: 12-11 (3rd in East)

Alana Beard absolutely destroyed the San Antonio Silver Stars (who are just as awful as their name), dropping 27 points, seven steals and six assists in the Mystics 15-point win. She more than doubled the Mystics next-highest scorer, Chasity Melvin, who had 12 points.

The Silver Stars were led by Shannon Johnson's 15 points, but couldn't get over costly turnovers. The Mystics only turned the ball over eight times, while San Antonio either turned it over 16, 17 or 18, depending on if you believe ESPN, Yahoo! or the Associated Press (the official WNBA site says 17).

The Mystics also completely controlled the pace of the game, scoring 20 fast break points, as compared to San Antonio's two.

Washington's lead at halftime was eight points, 37-29, and they only widened it in the second half, getting up by as much as 20 before winning by 15.

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