Monique Currie scored her career-high – 24 points. Unfortunately, she was the only player on the team to reach double figures as the Mystics dropped their ninth straight in a 75-62 road loss to the N.Y. Liberty.
As the end of another disappointing season draws to a close, the players are looking to draw whatever positives they can.
“We played well throughout the game except for the fourth quarter, we got cold and The Liberty were able to take advantage of that,” Currie said. “It was a wonderful game for us and I’m proud of the way we played. We’re going to see The Liberty in a couple of days and we’ll be prepared.”
The Mystics remaining games are:
Fri. Sept. 14 vs. the Atlanta Dream @ home
Sun. Sept. 16 vs. the N.Y. Liberty @ home
Fri. Sept. 21 vs. the Indiana Fever @ home
Sat. Sept. 22 vs. the Chicago Sky in Chicago
“I thought we played well and really hard,” said Mystics coach Trudi Lacey. “We just didn’t make shots in the fourth quarter. We missed a lot of open shots and The Liberty hit them, that was the difference. It was a physical game and we had some players injured so we have to regroup, recover and get ready for the next game.”
The Mystics have a dismal road record of 1-15. Their only road win all season was against the Liberty, on Friday the 13th back in July and are on pace to finish with the exact same record as they had last year, 6-28.
The Mystics (5-25) remain at the bottom of the WNBA standings, and are playing for a top draft pick at this point. The WNBA Draft Lottery will be held on Sept. 26. The top prizes this year are Baylor center Brittney Griner, Elena Della Donne, and Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins.