Mystics Falter in Second Half, Lose to Wings, 87-83

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

It usually takes four quarters to win games, but today the play from the Washington Mystics in the first half of the game was overshadowed by the poor play in the fourth quarter that saw the Wings Glory Johnson lead her team to a 87-83 victory,

Johnson scored 16 of her 27 points in the third quarter and that along with Skyler Diggins-Smith scored 19 points to help the struggling Wings to their 5th victory of the season. The Mystics dropped to 7-4 on the season with the loss.

Elena Delle Donne missed a short jumper on the other end, and two free throws by Karima Christmas-Kelly with 54 seconds remaining gave the Wings their first lead since 17-16. Johnson and Diggins-Smith combined to hit three of four foul shots from there to seal it.

“We had some good looks in the first half, but we could not stop the late run by Dallas. We had some good looks and Tayler had a great game today, but that doesn’t matter in this league. We have to do better in the final minutes of the game,” said Mystics Head Coach Mike Thibault

Next up for the Mystics is a trip to visit the Lynx, the same team that knocked them off last week to go to 8-0 on the season.

 

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