Notes & Quotes: Mystics 64 - Fever 60

NOTEWORTHY
  • In their third consecutive win, the Mystics defeated the defending WNBA champions 64-60.
  • The Mystics are 4-1 for the first time since the 2009 season.
  • The Mystics were led by guard Ivory Latta, who scored 17 points and recorded three rebounds and two steals.
  • Mystics forward Crystal Langhorne added 16 points and nine rebounds in the victory.
  • Michelle Snow’s two key baskets at the end of the fourth quarter helped the Mystics regain and hold on to the lead for the rest of regulation.
  • The Mystics were 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 23.9 seconds. The team finished 16-for-19 for the game.
  • Indiana was led by Shavonte Zellous and Tamika Catchings who scored 17 and 16 points, respectively.

    MYSTICS HEAD COACH MIKE THIBAULT

    Overall thoughts on the game:
    "I think both team’s really played well defensively, but they’re hard to play against. They ugly the game up, they make it a physical game, and I thought we did a better job in the second half taking care of the basketball against all of their pressure. We introduced Crystal to her teammates at halftime, let her know she’s been on the team and maybe we should throw her the ball and obviously she had a terrific second half. Michelle’s defense down the stretch was terrific, blocking shots and changing some shots and then we came up with big rebounds. The nice thing is for the most part for the season, other than the one game, we are knocking down free throws when it counts at the end of games.”

    MYSTICS FORWARD CRYSTAL LANGHORNE:

    On free throws down stretch:
    "I just relaxed. I smiled when I shot my first free set because I know I can’t miss my free throws so I just wanted to focus. I knew, I mean I make them in practice so I was like let’s just pretend it is practice and shoot it like that.”

    Mystics at a glance:
    Points – Ivory Latta– 17
    Rebounds – Two Tied - 9
    Assists – Curre - 5
    Steals – Two Tied - 2