The Mystics showed that they were road warriors on Wednesday as they beat the Dallas Wings, 87-79. I'll cut to the chase on what went down.
The Good News
The reserves -- particularly Bria Hartley and Ivory Latta chipped in with 18 combined points.
But it was Emma Meesseman who stole the show as she scored 23 points and 12 rebounds. She shot 10-13, seventy-seven percent against the Wings, and hopefully put to rest the notion that she is not a 'star'. She had 15 points in the first half alone, to lead all scorers.
The Bad News
There was no bad news really. Even Ally Malott helped out with two rebounds and a steal in 10 minutes though she didn't score.
The Neutral News
The Mystics now sit at 4-6 in the Eastern Conference. Meesseman, Stefanie Dolson, Tianna Hawkins and Kia Vaughn seem to be able to keep the Mystics in games when the backcourt is struggling with their shooting. The Mystics' ball-handling is still an issue having turned it over 15 times during this game, up from seven in the last contest.
This isn't a signature win so to speak, but if the season started in early June like most seasons, Washington would be 2-0.
Regardless, teams know the Mystics are clicking now and that road record is no joke. Hopefully, they can get some home wins soon.