The Washington Mystics defeated the Minnesota Lynx, 101-78. That isn’t particularly surprising. But Emma Meesseman scored 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting to lead Washington in their latest game.
The 2019 WNBA season has been a story about the maturity and development of several key Mystics players. Lindsay Gibbs of The Athletic wrote about Elena Delle Donne’s development into a vocal leader. Kristi Toliver has literally become an NBA coach. Natasha Cloud has developed into a vocal presence on and off the court as well.
Meesseman, however, has been overshadowed due to her absences to focus playing for the Belgian national team. We just haven’t seen her get outside of her shell until today.
But today, she came up big as a scorer, showing some of the trademark efficiency that comes with her game as always. Meesseman also added 3 assists for Washington.
Elena Delle Donne also added 23 points and Aerial Powers scored 20 more for the Mystics, who are 17-7 and now lead the WNBA regular season standings.
Odyssey Sims led Minnesota with 20 points.
Washington will finish their three-game homestand against the Seattle Storm this Wednesday, Aug. 14. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET.