Crystal Langhorne done for the season

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Crystal Langhorne will miss the final two games of the season for the Washington Mystics. The team’s leading scorer, averaging 14.7, will miss the home finale on Friday against the Indiana Fever and the final game of the season on the road against the Chicago Sky on Saturday.

Langhorne sustained the injury in the first half of the Fri. Sept. 14 game against the Atlanta Dream. She did not play in the second half, and missed Sunday’s game against the New York Liberty. 

Also out of the lineup for the Mystics is guard Noelle Quinn, who has missed the last two games with a strained right shoulder, giving the Mystics a pretty short bench to work with. 

In Sunday’s game against New York, Mystics coach Trudi Lacey went with a tall lineup, using 6-foot-5 center Michelle Snow in Langhorne’s spot at forward, the 6-foot-4 Ashley Robinson at center. 

Of the injuries, and the losing season, Lacey is looking on the bright side, and taking the opportunity to give rookie Natalie Novosel and the recently acquired Iziane Castro Marquez some playing time. 

“The season’s not over yet,” Lacey said. “We’re actually focused on improving and playing well and finishing up the season strong.” 

The Mystics will need to win one of their final two games just to equal last season’s mark of 6-28. The team is currently in an 11-game losing skid. 

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