WASHINGTON MYSTICS (3-6) VS. LOS ANGELES SPARKS (6-3)
MYSTICS 64 – SPARKS 81
|TEAM||HIGH PTS||HIGH REB||HIGH AST|
|MYSTICS||Atkins (20)||Meesseman (11)||Mitchell & Meesseman (5)|
|SPARKS||Williams (13)||Parker (9)||Cooper & Gray (3)|
SAY HER NAME
On August 13, 2014, Michelle Cusseaux, a 50-year-old mentally ill African American woman from Phoenix, AZ, was shot while police were serving a court-ordered mental-health pickup. According to police reports, Cusseaux wouldn’t open the door and police forced their way inside. Sergeant Percy Dupra shot Cusseaux when she was found with a hammer raised above her head, which police deemed “threatening” and claimed “self-defense.” We will continue to #SayHerName. [Source: Phoenix Cop Who Killed Michelle Cusseaux Violated Department Policy, PPD Board Rules – Miriam Wasser, Phoenix New Times]
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- Emma Meesseman posted her second double-double of the season (12 points/11 rebounds), marking the sixth double-double Washington has totaled this season.
- Ariel Atkins led the Mystics in scoring with 20 points, marking her third 20+ point game of the season. Atkins’ three games of 20+ points ties the most 20+ point games she has totaled in a single season (2019 = 3 game, 2018 = 3 games).
- Atkins shot .727 percent from the field (8-11 FG), marking the third career game that she has shot .700 percent or better from the field [min. 10 FGA].
- Myisha Hines-Allen scored 10 points, marking her ninth consecutive game scoring 10+ points.
- Emma Meesseman, Ariel Atkins and Myisha Hines-Allen all totaled five or more rebounds, marking the third consecutive game Washington has had at least three players total five-plus rebounds.