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Hammon, Silver Stars hand Mystics 73-67 loss

By Freddie Allen
On August 1, 2011

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On Tuesday, Jul 26, Crystal Langhorne led the Mystics in points, steals and blocks, but it wasn't enough to lift Washington over the San Antonio Silver Stars. The home team suffered their 12th loss of the season.

The teams battled back and forth for the lead for the first two quarters. Seconds before the halftime break, San Antonio all-star Becky Hammon hit two free-throws to give the Silver Stars a slim three-point lead. Hammon led all scorers with 22 points and pulled down 5 boards

At the 2011 All-Star game Hammon was named one of the Top 15 WNBA players of All-Time.

Washington went up by two points (53-51) on a Matee Ajavon fadeaway jumper to start the fourth quarter. With the game tied at 57 all, Washington forward Nicky Anosike missed two huge free throws. Hammon hit a three-pointer to break the tie and San Antonio outpaced Washington down the stretch to take a 73-67 victory.

Marissa Coleman chipped in 14 points on 5-14 shooting and 7 rebounds. Rookie Jasmine Thomas finished with 8 points and 5 assists off the bench.

San Antonio got plenty of support from their reserves who outscored the Mystics' bench 35-13 and outrebounded them 17-5. The Mystic finished with 19 turnovers and 15 assists.

The Mystics hold 6th place in the Eastern Conference.

On Thursday, July 28 the Mystics (3-12) head north to take on Cappie Pondexter and the New York Liberty (9-7). The Mystics return to the Verizon Center on Friday, July 29 to face Tamika Catchings (11-6) and the Indiana Fever. For more information about the Washington Mystics, visit www.washingtonmystics.com.


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