The Washington Mystics defeated the Connecticut Sun in triple overtime, 109-106. Like the last time these two teams met on May 21st, the Mystics needed overtime. But this time they needed three!
The Good News
First, I gotta type this in bold.
Emma Meesseman made 4 of her five 5 threes. Eighty percent.
That should run a chill down every coach in the association's back.
Meesseman scored 23 points, five rebounds and five assists. She had 11 points in the first five minutes of the game. It was literally her shooting 100 percent out of the gate and everyone trying to catch up. Which they did.
Tayler Hill started the contest super slow...but as the plot thickened she absolutely took matters into her own hands. Ten points alone in the overtimes. She finished with 21 points, 3 rebounds and one assist. She also shot 8 for 9 from the free throw line. Clutch.
Hill has absolutely showed up late in this game! Has NINETEEN out of nowhere !— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) June 15, 2016
Bria Hartley brought her patented late quarter efficiency, getting to the line and hitting a couple of important shots to keep it close.
Kia Vaughn just continues to deliver in crunch times. Twelve points and seven rebounds were crucial to this game. I am definitely appreciating what she is quietly bringing off the bench. A champions mentality.
Kahleah Copper just brings it. Rebounds, hitting a three pointer. Can't say enough about the rookie.
The Bad News
Ivory Latta and Stefanie Dolson brought a combined 14 points, six rebounds and one assist. That just isn't what you would expect from two All Stars.
The Neutral News
The Mystics have a 5-7 record now. They are one of the hardest working teams in the association, gutting out three of their five wins in overtimes. All on the road!
I will speak for myself, but I love watching this team. They are young, talented and smart. Add in experience and they will be something extra special. The grit that the Mystics possess in hostile environments is something that is very uncommon for any aged team.