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.
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.
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.
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.