Well folks...the Washington Mystics lost again. This isn’t nothing new, but it does get a bit old writing the same line over and over.
The Mystics (4-11) fell to the Connecticut Sun (7-9), 76-63, after poor shooting for majority of the game. The game started off a bit scrappy for both teams, but soon the Sun found their edge and never let up throughout the entire game for the win.
Although the Mystics had four players in double figures, it was low-scoring double figures. Emma Meesseman and Ariel Atkins each had 14 points, Myisha Hines-Allen with 12 points and Kiara Leslie notched 11 points herself. Atkins had a rough first half only scoring two points, but managed to add 12 points in the second half.
For Meesseman of her 14 points 11 came in the first half as the Connecticut held her to just three points in the second. She was able to get started early despite being trapped defensively. Meesseman knocked this three-pointer down as well as found an easy lay-in from Hines-Allen.
Right place, right time. pic.twitter.com/NeQtdhgbtE— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 30, 2020
Despite a low scoring game for Hines-Allen, she added a double double with 13 rebounds and even dished out six assists.
Washington shot 19-59 overall in the game, but a gut-wrenching 8-27 shooting in the first half allowed the Sun to extend their lead to 39-28 in the first half. Connecticut star DeWanna Bonner had a double double of her own with 20 points and 11 rebounds and followed behind her was Alyssa Thomas with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Rookie Kaila Charles out of University of Maryland had 16 points as well.
For the Mystics there’s only seven games remaining, not including the possibly rescheduled game against the Atlanta Dream. Safe to say this season is over for Washington even if they possibly won out their last remaining games. Now’s the time for Head Coach Mike Thibault to look at his current roster and prepare for the 2021 season. He needs to examine his rookies and veterans, figure out who to add on the trading block and who to keep.
The Mystics have another late game on their schedule as they play the Seattle Storm on Wednesday September 2 at 10 p.m. ET. Washington last played Seattle on July 30 where they won 89-71. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network.