Mystics Take Down Wings in First Game of Double-Header

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In front of a packed crowd for their annual Pride game, presented by Giant, the Washington Mystics could not be tamed as they defeated the Dallas Wings 97-69. 

Emily Engstler looked unstoppable throughout the contest. Scoring 15 points in the first half and concluding the game with a career high 23 points, plus 9 rebounds. Engstler went 7 of 11 from the field and 3 of 4 from deep. 

When asked what impressed her most with Engstler’s game, teammate Karlie Samuelson stated, “She takes what she’s given, and she brings great energy. It’s not surprising to me.” Later, looking at Emily adding, “You dog.” Samuelson emphasized the consistent spark and intensity Engstler brought in 25 minutes of action.  

Samuelson certainly shined herself as she stretched the court for Washington, going 3 of 5 from three-point range. She finished with an efficient 17 points, and was joined in double-figure scoring by Stef Dolson. “Big Mama” collected her first double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds. 

This was also a special day for longtime Mystics star Ariel Atkins (2,556) who officially passed Elena Delle Donne (2,551) and Crystal Langhorne (2,554) for the fourth-most points in Mystics history. 


The Mystics look to sweep their weekend double-header against Dallas on Sunday at Entertainment & Sports Arena. Tip off is set for 3 p.m. ET.  

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