We just love when the Washington Mystics win, but even better when players reach new heights in their respective careers. On Tuesday as the Mystics defeated the Minnesota Lynx 85-81, Natasha Cloud had herself a career night.
While putting up 11 points and eight assists, she recorded 1000 career points and also had a career-high in steals with six. Her six steals are the most by a player in a game this season and also the last player to do so for Washington was LaToya Sanders.
Cloud mentioned postgame that she loved who she was on the court and that it was a good day to have a good day. And a good day she had although she had no idea.
“Honestly I didn’t even know. It’s a really special moment for me and it’s a really special moment for my family,” she said. “I been an underdog my whole entire life. I came from a mid-major in St. Joseph’s University and I had one team, one organization and one staff believe in me and I been with them ever since. To get this milestone, this accolade here in D.C...a community that has taken me in, embraced me, that has allowed me to grow from a young rookie to a seven-year vet, I feel constantly loved and embraced.”
Cloud has always been known to make a great impact in games in a multitude of ways whether it’s scoring or feeding the ball to her teammates or even being a ball hawk on defense. This is just the beginning for her as she excels on and off the court. But of course a celebration of this magnitude deserves recognition from her teammates and what better way than a shower!