Why is this woman smiling? Wouldn't YOU be smiling if your daughter just had the kind of game that Marie Beard's daughter, Alana, had Tuesday night in the Mystics' blowout 95-60 win over the hapless New York Liberty? Alana put up 25 points in only 24 minutes, shooting 11 of 12 from the floor, including 3 of 3 from behind the arc! When not scoring, Alana was busy recording 4 steals, 2 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 blocked shot (vs only 1 turnover and 1 personal foul). Not a bad night, all in all. Yes, Mrs. Beard had good reason to smile. And so did the BasketCases and Mystics fans everywhere (including Latvia).