Washington, DC (Sports Network) – The Washington Mystics nearly blew an 18- point lead but held on to beat the Seattle Storm, 62-59, to give head coach Mike Thibault his record-breaking
Crystal Langhorne scored 12 points and Ivory Latta added 11 for the Mystics, who have won two in a row after losing five straight.
Saturday’s win broke a tie with Thibault and former Houston Comets coach Van Chancellor atop the WNBA all-time wins list for coaches.
Shekinna Stricklen netted a game-high 20 points for the Storm, but it wasn’t enough in the club’s fourth loss in five games.
The Mystics scored the last nine points of the first quarter to race out to a 21-7 lead, and they stayed comfortably in front before the Storm rallied in the fourth quarter.
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