First Half Wrapup with Crystal Langhorne
Crystal Langhorne received the Most Improved Player Award in 2009 and hasn't looked back since
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While taking part in the weekend's festivities, Langhorne granted a few minutes of her time to discuss the Washington Mystics, her season and what to expect in the second half.
WNBA.com: First half round-up. What�s it been like so far?
Langhorne: It�s been great. I think we�ve been playing really well and gelling as a team. We�ve been playing really good defense and that�s been winning us games.
WNBA.com: When Alana [Beard] was injured earlier in the season, Coach Plank said you guys would have to win games by committee. Is that the case?
Langhorne: Yeah. I think when Alana went down we were all just � I mean, she�s a great player and we all really miss her � but we knew that we had to pull together as a team and everyone had to bring just a little more as individuals. And then we brought in someone like Katie Smith who�s won, so we�re just doing a good job.
WNBA.com: You just reached a recent career-high in points too; 31 against the Mercury two weeks ago. Player of the Month, Player of the Week. You�re really turning some heads this season.
It�s just been really exciting. I can�t believe all of this happened this season. Just from my struggles my rookie year and how things have just continued to get better, but I just want to keep working and getting better and help our team with games.
WNBA.com: At this point, the halfway point of the season, you guys are winning, so it would appear you at least have that formula down. But what�s the game plan for the rest of the season?
Langhorne: We still need to fine tune things. We still have a lot to work on, offensively and defensively. If we keep getting better and keep working as a team, we�ll be all right.