WNBA 2017: Mystics don’t look back in 88-79 win over Sky

Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., May 26, 2017 – Following a nine-point lead at the half, the Washington Mystics (3-2) started the third quarter with 14 unanswered points and building up to a 23-point lead against the Chicago Sky (1-4) with hustle and tight defense, including two blocked shots and two steals.

The 6,000-plus enthusiastic fans went nuts, some of whom could be heard saying the following:

“The Sky hasn’t scored a point yet.”

“Unbelievable defense.”

“I told you they are good.”

“They will be awesome after they play together more.”

Although the Sky cut the lead back to nine with two minutes to go in the game, it was too little too late.  The Mystics out rebounded the Sky, 39-32, including eight more offensive rebounds – an advantage that gave Washington seven more field goal attempts.

Once again, forward Elena Delle Donne (#11) was the high scorer with 20 points, going three of four in three-point range. Guard Tayler Hill (#4) had 19 points. With center Emma Meesseman (#33) out indefinitely, Krystal Thomas filled in ably and contributed 10 rebounds (three of them offensive).

Chicago guard Allie Quigley (#14) had 17 points, while fellow guard Cappie Pondexter (#23) recorded eight assists.


Photos: WNBA 2017: Washington Mystics 88, Chicago Sky 79
all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine