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Ariel Atkins continues her hot three point shooting streak despite Mystics’ first loss

The guard has made three or more three pointers in each game this season and is leading all of Washington’s scorers.

Washington Mystics v Chicago Sky
Ariel Atkins has increased her scoring in each of the Mystics’ four games this season.
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The Washington Mystics to the Chicago Sky, 88-86 last night, but Ariel Atkins was one of their bright spots, where she scored a season-high 24 points of 7-of-9 shooting from the field. She also shot 4-of-6 from the three point line, taking advantage of shot opportunities like this.

And this!

Here is something even more promising about Atkins’ performance on the offensive end of the floor. She has scored more points in each subsequent game for Washington, and made at least three three-pointers in each game.

Ultimately, Atkins is shooting at a 59.5 percent rate overall and 57.7 percent from three. They are helping her average a team-high 18.8 points per game this season.

Along with Aerial Powers (18.0 ppg) and Myisha Hines-Allen (17.5 ppg), Atkins appears to have answered the question on whether she or the team’’s younger players can handle a heavy offensive load: it’s an emphatic yes!