August 19, 2010 | by Juliette Ebner
Hang-time with the Mystics

Team DC and the LGBT community celebrate women in sports tonight while cheering on the Washington Mystics at their last home game of the regular season against the New York Liberty.

The Mystics are having one of their best seasons this year. They were 19-12 as of Tuesday afternoon, third in the Eastern Conference and had already clinched a playoff berth. The team is 12-4 at home this season, 7-3 against teams in their conference.

According to the team’s latest game notes, Mystics forward Monique Currie has been perfect from the free throw line in 13 games so far. In the loss against the San Antonio Silver Stars on July 29, Currie shot a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line. She ranks 8th in the league in free throw shooting (136-for-156, .872).

Mystics forward Crystal Langhorne, former University of Maryland player, is tied for first in the league with New York Liberty’s Cappie Pondexter in minutes per game (34.1) and first in total minutes with 1,057.

Mystics second-year forward Marissa Coleman, another former Maryland player, posted her first career double-double in the Mystics recent win over the Tulsa Shock on Aug. 1. Coleman scored a season high 14 points and tied her season and career high in rebounds grabbing 10 boards.

The New York Liberty was 19-11 as of Tuesday afternoon, just ahead of the Mystics in conference standings and had also clinched a playoff berth.

Tonight is also Fan Appreciation and Back to School Night presented by AAA Mid-Atlantic with Camper Reunion brought to you by INOVA Health System. The first 5,000 fans get a Mystics team photo and T-shirt and the first 1,000 fans get Mystics Daily.

Fans can visit the Mystics official web site, wnba.com/mystics to get more information, including game notes with all the team’s standings, stats and honors.

Tickets are $20 in section 104, rows G through P. Contact Wanda Wright at wwwright803@comcast.net for ticket information.

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