Both the Mystics and the Liberty struggled from the field throughout the entire game. Washington shot 37.7 percent from the field, while New York shot 39.3 percent.
If both teams are pretty even when it comes to field goal percentage, it’s easy to assume that it was a close game the entire way. But that wasn’t the case, as New York led Washington by 16 at one point.
Washington had issues dealing with Amanda Zahui B, who dominated the Mystics on the board. She grabbed 14 of New York’s 32 rebounds, and also shot 4 for 9 from the three point line.
Like the Washington Wizards tonight, the Mystics struggled to get production from the second unit. New York’s second unit had a 17 to 6 advantage in bench points. All 6 of those points for the Mystics came from Kiara Leslie.
Ariel Powers and Emma Meesseman kept the Mystics from falling behind even further. Powers scored 20 points, going 9 for 9 from the free throw line. Meesseman scored 17 points on an efficient 6 for 10 shooting from the field.
Myshia Hines- Allen chipped in 12 points and 8 assists. Washington were within striking distance going into the fourth quarter, but New York was able to close them out.
The Mystics are back in action on Sunday, as they get set to take on the Indiana Fever. Tip off is at 7 pm. Indiana is currently in third place in the Eastern Conference, with a 2-4 record. The Fever are currently on a two game losing streak.