WNBA 2014: Washington Mystics 69, Connecticut Sun 63

June 27, 2014, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. – The Washington Mystics (7-9) outscored the Connecticut Sun (8-7) in the third quarter by 13 and held on to win, 69-63.

Referring to her WNBA career-high 22 points (11 of 14) and 13 rebounds, Mystics Coach Mike Thibault said that his center Emma Meesseman “was sensational tonight.” Essentially, her post moves baffled her defenders, thereby allowing her to score almost at will in the paint. For the game, the Mystics were able to score 36 points (51 percent) in the paint while shooting only 27 percent outside.


While this was a good win for the Mystics, it is clear that they are still not playing as a cohesive unit yet. After playing together in 16 games, they remain vulnerable to double-teaming and are often unable to find the open man. One worrying statistic is that four of Washington’s 13 turnovers were due to shot clock violations.

Photos: Washington Mystics 69, Connecticut Sun 63
all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine