Mystics Win Another Behind Elena Delle Donne’s 30 Points

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

After a solid victory in Phoenix, the Mystics returned home to play a matinee game against the Seattle Storm, who came into D.C with a 23-7 record, only to be throttled by the Mystics, 100-77.

Washington never trailed in the game today and at times it appeared that Seattle just wasn’t even in the building with the Mystics. Their biggest lead of the game was  27 points.

Natasha Cloud had 14 points and eight assists for Washington (19-11) and Ariel Atkins added 12 points. The Mystics are a half-game behind the second-place Atlanta Dream. Delle Donne was 11 of 16 from the field as the Mystics shot 57 percent, including 12 of 26 from 3-point range.

Delle Donne was 11 of 16 from the field as the Mystics shot 57 percent, including 12 of 26 from 3-point range.

“We have had a whirlwind of a week if most of you already don’t know by now. Every game is important for us and to come out today and play a solid game like we did against the best team in the WNBA is exactly what we need to continue to keep doing,” said Delle Donne.

“Everyone at this point is fighting for those final spots, so one loss could make a huge difference for us or even them in this case.”

Seattle started the fourth quarter on an 11-0 run to pull to 83-67 and a Jordin Canada 3-pointer made it 89-75. But the Mystics scored the next nine points to secure it.

 

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