The Mystics’ comeback fell just short as the Chicago Sky held on to win 72-69 on Wednesday afternoon. The Mystics started off slow, recording a season-low three field goals in the first quarter while shooting 3-26 to start the game. Monique Currie, who tallied 20 points on Wednesday, sparked the Mystics offense by scoring six unanswered points after.
[See Mo’s scoring highlights in the Mystics Live app by clicking this link – http://mysticslive.com/c/p?l=mo-fgs.json]
The Mystics found themselves trailing right before halftime, but the Mystics’ youth led the team on a 9-0 run to end the second quarter. Bria Hartley was instrumental in the run, nailing a three-pointer and assisting fellow UConn Huskie Stefanie Dolson, who started in place of the injured Kia Vaughn. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt’s jumper at the buzzer cut the Sky’s lead to two.
[Stef’s baskets & Hartley’s assist in the Mystics Live highlight reel – http://mysticslive.com/c/p?l=ruffin-pratt-fg.json]
The Mystics held the lead in the third after Ivory Latta hit a three, continuing her streak of at least one three in every game this season. The Sky proved to be too much to handle down low as Sylvia Fowles and Elena Della Donne helped the Sky outscore the Mystics 42-26 in the paint while outrebounding Washington 41-29. Vaughn’s absence left the interior vulnerable.
A controversial out of bounds call in the final seconds diminished the Mystics’ chances, but they were down only three with seven seconds left.
[See replay of the controversial call here – http://mysticslive.com/c/p?l=controversial-4q-to.json]
Meeseman’s attempt to tie at the buzzer was just long, and the Sky are now tied with the Mystics in the standings.
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