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Washington Mystics 69, Connecticut Sun 65

John E De Freitas. | 6/1/2010, 11:11 a.m.
Tina Charles led the Sun with 13 points. The Washington Mystics lost all...


Tina Charles led the Sun with 13 points.
The Washington Mystics lost all of their games on the road but came back to the Verizon Center on Sunday to defeat the visiting Sun 69-65 and continue their winning record at home. Playing without veteran Katie Smith, who sat out with a lower back strain, the team was determined to revenge the 80-65 loss on May 23.

"When we found out that Katie was not playing, we all understood that we'd have to pick every part of our play up," said forward Crystal Langhorne." The fans were alarmed when Lindsey Harding who let the Mystics attack all season fell hard while trying to make a layup. "I think we are a better team than Connecticut. We didn't show it the first time and for us to play the way we did today with-out Katie is especially encouraging for us," Monique Currie said. "Even when Lindsey went down, I have faith in the next person who will come in. If we execute, we can beat anyone, short-handed or not."


Crystal Langhorne scored 17 points and tied a career high with 16 rebounds


Monique Currie scored 18 points and also recorded her 1,500th career point