Mystics and Elena Delle Donne Open Season With Victory Over Stars, 89-74

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

The Elena Delle Donne era in Washington has begun and it was a good one with 24 points in her debut and a 89-74 victory over the San Antonio Stars.

Delle Donne seemed to get it going quick and often and the only thing that would take her out of the game was a little bit of foul trouble. She played just 23 minutes. Tayler Hill and Emma Meesseman, Washington’s top two scorers for last season’s 13-21 team, added 15 and 13 points,

Kelsey Plum who a lot people were hoping to see make her WNBA regular season debut today, but again it was an ankle injury that kept her out as well as the opener yesterday against the New York Liberty.

“It felt good to be back on the court again,” said Delle Donne. “It will take a little bit to get adjusted to my new team, but I am excited about the victory today and what we can do with this team.”

Former Mystics Standout Monique Currie returned home and put up a career high 31 points.

The Mystics are going on a three game west coast road trip starting this Friday, May 19 when they play the Sparks, followed by the Storm on Sunday, May 21 and the Sky for a matinee on May 24.

 

 

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