Mystics forward Emma Meesseman was deadly efficient, scoring a game high 20 points on 9-12 shooting
After a loss to the underachieving Phoenix Mercury in a lethargic performance, the Mystics (8-8) drastically turned things around in a convincing 87-63 win over the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx (13-2). The Mystics, behind a locked in Emma Meesseman (16 first quarter points) came out firing on all cylinders, jumping out to a 33-13 first quarter lead. Washington wouldn't look back. Finishing the game shooting 47% from the field, 37% from three and 83% from the free throw line, the Mystics knocked off the Lynx 87-63.
Washington dominated in every facet of the game, out rebounding the Lynx 34-30, winning the second chance points battle 21-3 while only having turned the ball over 9 times all game. It was a sound all around win.
Taylor Hill continued her emergence as one of the leagues best guards, finishing with 17 points and 5 assist while Tianna Hawkins posted 11 points on 4 of 5 shooting off the bench. The Lynx was led by point guard Renee Montgomery's 15 points and center Sylvia Fowles 13 points. All Star Maya Moore finished with 5 points on 2 of 9 shooting while fellow all star Seimone Augustus was held scoreless for the first time in her career.
Washington will host the San Antonio Stars Wednesday at 11:30 am while Minnesota will return home to host the New York Liberty at 8 pm.
Mystics guard Taylor Hill has been on a terror this season. Hill finished with 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting while helping to hold Seimone Augustus scoreless