Beard leads Mystics to victory

Former Southwood star Alana Beard helped lead the Washington Mystics to a 65 to 63 victory over the Detroit Shock on Wednesday. Beard finished with 16 points, 5 rebounds and four steals. Washington snapped a two game losing streak with the win. Former Louisiana Techster Cheryl Ford had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit in a losing effort.