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  • July 4, 2019
    It would be an understatement to say the Washington Mystics raised a few eyebrows when they scored 118 points against the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.But the team ranked last at 81.1 points per game scored nearly 37 above its average to serve notice that it just might have enough offense for a playoff spot.As the WNBA enters the home stretch of the regular season, a little confidence might go a long way for Washington, which has won two in a row -- modest numbers for a team that had lost seven straight and had been given up for dead up until a couple of weeks ago.After dominating the Sky, the Mystics appear ready to take the next step to a securing a playoff game.With the win, Washington pulled within a half-game of the Seattle Storm (13-17) and the Phoenix Mercury (13-17), the two teams tied for seventh place in the league. The top eight teams qualify for the postseason.On Friday, the Mystics play host to the Storm in a game set for a 4 p.m. tipoff at the Verizon Center in Washington.The teams have split the first two meetings this season with the Mystics winning in overtime, 84-82, in May.In July, the Storms defense was stout and held the Sun to two single-digit scoring quarters in an 80-51 drubbing of Connecticut.If the Mystics are going to extend their season, someone aside from Tayler Hill and Emma Meesseman has to step up. The pair combined to average 31 points per game; Hill has tried to single-handedly carry the offense the past five contests as she averages 21 points per game over that time.Leilani Mitchell might be the key. Mitchell came off the bench and scored 20 points in the win over Chicago.Seattle, the two-time WNBA champion, enters Fridays contest on a roll after beating the Liberty by 24 in New York. That victory was the Storms second straight road win -- they beat Atlanta by nine on Sunday.Jewell Loyd scored 25 points against New York and Breanna Stewart added 23 and nine rebounds for the Storm, who scored 100 points in a game for the first time since 2012.After Friday nights contest, the Storm play host to Los Angeles in their next-to-last home game of the season on Sunday. Fake Nike Shoes . Goals from Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Thomas Mueller extended Bayerns unbeaten run to a record 37 matches. "This record is incredible," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. Fake Shoes From China . Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran striker will get another chance -- probably his last -- at the World Cup after Salomon Kalous injury-time strike sealed the Ivorians place in Brazil next year. . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. 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Another freshman Jenna Staiti scored all 10 of her points in the second half and had 14 rebounds.We spend a lot of time talking about when youre number is called be ready to play, Frese said. I think you see that we have a lot of combinations that we can go with. Defensively, we have to get a lot better.Maryland shot 45 of 80 (56 percent) from the field and scored 22 points off 12 turnovers. Brionna Jones had 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds, two shy of 34th career double-double.The Terrapins beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 106-30 last year and were never threatened in this one. Walker-Kimbrough made six of seven shots from the field for 16 points and Maryland led 54-29 at the half.I thought we played together, Walker-Kimbrough said. Coach called some pretty good sets in the beginning. We just took what the defense gave us. We have so many weapons.The Hawks were just 10 of 29 (34.5 percent) from the field and were outrebounded 29-12 in the opening two quarters.Maryland continued to pull away in the third quarter and a jumper by Charles at the buzzer boosted the margin to 80-50. Kiah Gillespie had six of her 12 points the final quarter for the Terps.Ciani Byrom led the Hawks (1-1) with 14 points, Mariiah McCoy finished with 10.ddddddddddddI thought the kids showed a lot of character, a lot of fight, Hawks coach Fred Batchelor said. They knew we were playing against a team where we were an inferior opponent. I was really impressed with the ability of our kids to keep their heads up and continue to have some confidence.BIG PICTUREUMES: Despite the loss, Maryland-Eastern Shore has an experienced lineup that could make a run for a title in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.Maryland: The Terrapins high-powered offense has completely overmatched their opening two opponents and scored at least 100 points for the second straight game.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Terrapins did nothing to hurt their ranking. With a couple of the top teams playing each other over the next few days, they could move up.SPREADING THE WEALTHNo player on Maryland has been on the floor for more than 25 minutes in either of the opening two games. Frese has been able to freely rotate players and gotten contributions from almost her entire roster. At least 12 players have scored points in both of the Terrapins victories this season.HELP ON THE WAYMaryland-Eastern Shore guard Moengaroa Subritzky won an appeal for another year of eligibility but must sit out the first three games. The New Zealand native was a First Team all-MEAC selection and led the team in numerous offensive categories last season, including three-point percentage (.326), three-pointers made (44) and steals (29).UP NEXTUMES: The Hawks play the second of a three-game road trip Saturday against in-state rival UMBC.Maryland: The Terps host another local school as they play Mount St. Marys on Friday. Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys Wholesale NHL Jerseys Wholesale MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Wholesale NCAA Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys Wholesale Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys ' ' '