Mystics down Shock 69-54

A poor second quarter coupled with 15 points and nine rebounds from Crystal Langhorne allowed the Washington Mystics to  sneak away with a 69-54 win over the Tulsa Shock in front of 3,516alt fansSaturday night at the BOK Center. Scholanda Robinson led Tulsa with 16 points as the Shock dropped their 10th straight game. Shanna Crossley added 11 points in her first action since missing four games with a staph infection.

Tulsa held a 15-14 lead heading into the second quarter, where Washington took over. The Shock hit just one of 12 shots from the field and scored only four points in the quarter. The Mystics took advantage of eight Shock turnovers and went on to outscore Tulsa 16-4 in the quarter to take an 11-point lead into the break.

The Shock battled back in the third quarter, using a 12-0 run over three minutes to pull back within three points. The Mystics then nailed a pair of three-pointers in the final minute of play to cushion their lead. Washington headed into the final quarter with a 48-40 lead.

Washington opened the fourth with an 8-3 run over the opening three minutes to expand their lead to 13 points. Tulsa managed to pull back within 10 points at the 6:34 mark on a Robinson jump shot. Unfortunately for the Shock, that would be as close as they would get as the Mystics went on to secure the win by outscoring the Shock 21-14.

With just over three minutes left Tulsa starter Alexis Hornbuckle was injured during a drive to the basket. Hornbuckle is listed as day-to-day with a sprained ankle. The Shock will travel to Indiana Thursday night for a 6 p.m. tip-off with the Indiana Fever.

Following a short break for the all-star game, Tulsa (3-13) will return home for a nationally televised game with the Los Angeles Sparks (4-12) on Tuesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. Tickets for all future Shock home games are available at the BOK Center box office, online, or by calling 599-WNBA.



















Attendance: 3,516. Officials: Kurt Walker, Roy Gulbeyan, Marissa Whaley. Time of game: 2:08.

Washington – Currie 17, Langhorne 15, Harding 14, Sanford 9, Smith 6, Coleman 6, Melvin 2.

Tulsa – Robinson 16, Crossley 11, J. Lacy 10, Brown 8, Jackson 4, N. Lacy 2, Jones 2, Black 1.