The Washington Mystics (25-8) secured a home win over the Dallas Wings (10-23), 86-73, to extend their win streak to five games. Emma Meesseman finished with 25 points, 23 of which came in the first half.
Meesseman was hot off the press in the first half scoring 23 points on 10-12 shooting keeping the Mystics afloat as her remaining teammates found ways to get hot themselves. She finished with a double-double adding 10 rebounds and four assists. Also Meesseman did a thing in the first half:
In the end, everyone got their shots up as Washington had four players in double figures. LaToya Sanders and Elena Delle Donne both had 16 points, while Aerial Powers had 12 points off the bench. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had nine points of her own.
Though many of you voted for Elena Delle Donne to score more than Wings’ guard Arike Ogunbowale in tonight’s game, it didn’t happen. Ogunbowale scored a game-high 30 points with six assists for Dallas.
Majority voted that Elena Delle Donne will score more tonight! Let’s find out! https://t.co/MROEBMjqs5— BF_Mystics (@BF_mystics) September 6, 2019
Washington’s defensive scheme for the night was to double team Ogunbowale as much as possible to cause turnovers for Dallas. The Mystics defensively were able to force a total of 14 turnovers on the Wings, scoring 13 points off them. The Wings had the same idea for Delle Donne who didn’t get hot until the second half.
One aspect of the Mystics overall game was the lack of three-pointers to fall for them. Of the 23 three-point shot attempts for Washington only six went in, two apiece for Meesseman, Delle Donne, and Walker-Kimbrough.
Washington needs just one more home win to set a new franchise record for home wins in a single regular season. And that can be obtained this Sunday when they host the Chicago Sky in the last game of the season. Game time is slated for 4 p.m. ET.