Mystics Rout Tulsa, 87-62
Monique Currie and Katie Smith scored 15 points each and the Washington Mystics cruised to an 87-62 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday.Marissa Coleman had 14 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double-double, Crystal Langhorne added 11 points, and Chasity Melvin and Lindsey Harding each had 10 for Washington (15-10).
Tiffany Jackson had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead the Shock (4-22), who lost their seventh straight and 19th in their last 20.
President Barack Obama attended the game and sat courtside with a group that included his 8-year-old daughter Sasha - wearing a Mystics jersey - and Ted Leonsis, who owns the Mystics, the NBA's Wizards and the NHL's Capitals.
The Mystics hit four of their nine 3-pointers and opened a 25-9 lead during the first quarter of a game that was never competitive.
Smith's 3s were the first two baskets of the contest, and Coleman's 3 made it 17-5 before her assist to Harding beyond the arc capped a dominant opening quarter.
Langhorne's back-to-back inside baskets stretched it to 33-9 early in the second before the Mystics took a 44-25 lead into halftime.
Coleman's free throw gave Washington a 65-37 led late in the third quarter, and Melvin's layup made it was 76-47 moments before the President left to a standing ovation with 4:35 to play. The President entered Verizon Center about five minutes before tip-off to a similar welcome.