The Washington Mystics (14-9) beat the Atlanta Dream 77-70 today with Emma Meesseman scoring a career high 30 points to lead D.C. to victory.
#SundayFunday ✔#MysticsDream #EyesUpDC pic.twitter.com/1qdOPQRx7b— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 30, 2017
The Mystics had Elena Delle Donne back in the line-up and they sprinted out to a start and were able to contain Atlanta’s charge in the second half.
Talk about a #SundayFunday! by 1⃣5⃣ at the half!#MysticsDream #EyesUpDC pic.twitter.com/Kg2tMoXiCH— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 30, 2017
Emma Meesseman and Kristi Toliver continued to develop their great sense of timing. Not just in dribbling and passing, but when each person needs a boost.
.@KristiToliver and @EmmaMeesseman each have 14 in the first half as the @WashMystics lead the @AtlantaDream 44-29 at the break! pic.twitter.com/Ej3QL4XL98— WNBA (@WNBA) July 30, 2017
The Meesseman-Toliver show also did not disappoint down the stretch.
All the doubters got a great look at what a lot of us have seen coming for a really long time because
Emma Meesseman got her first 30 point game !
Unstoppable.— WNBA (@WNBA) July 30, 2017
Emma Meesseman drops a CAREER-HIGH 30 points! pic.twitter.com/RhtA7GDstz
Meesseman shot 14 of 22 from the field and often got easy buckets as the Atlanta defense focused more on Elena Delle Donne.
Delle Donne also had a nice game early, but she ultimately scored 10 points on 3 of 10 shooting. Sure, the Dream may take pride that Delle Donne scored just 10 points, but they picked their poison by letting Meesseman go off like she did. Since she’s averaged 18 points a game in her last seven games and had this breakout performance today, there’s a good chance she’s earning Conference Player of the Week honors tomorrow.
The Mystics’ next game is on Friday when they play the San Antonio Stars on the road.