- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - Emma Meesseman took advantage of Elena Delle Donne’s absence for Chicago to finish with career highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds to lift the Washington Mystics to a 79-68 victory over the short-handed Sky on Friday night.

Bria Hartley had 13 points and Tianna Hawkins added 10 to help the Mystics (5-5) snap a three-game losing streak.

Allie Quigley scored 18 points and Epiphanny Prince had 17 for the Sky (5-5), who lost their fourth straight. Delle Donne, the WNBA’s second-leading scorer, missed a second straight game for Chicago while receiving treatment for a reoccurrence of Lyme disease.

Washington outscored Chicago 25-15 in the fourth quarter. An 8-0 run early in the period gave the Mystics a 62-55 lead.

SUN 83, LIBERTY 75

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Bentley scored 24 points and Chiney Ogwumike added 20 as Connecticut withstood a furious New York rallyt.

Connecticut (5-6) dominated the first 20 minutes of the game in building a 20-point halftime lead. The Sun led 59-41 with 3:49 left in the third quarter before New York (3-7) closed the period on an 11-2 run and then cut their deficit to two points in the fourth quarter a few times. The Liberty just couldn’t take the lead.

Two free throws by Tina Charles made it 70-68 with 4:34 left before Bentley and Connecticut put the game away.

DREAM 85, LYNX 82

ATLANTA (AP) - Angel McCoughtry scored 23 points, Erika de Souza had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Atlanta held on to get a rare win against Minnesota.

The Dream had lost 12 of their last 13 games against the Lynx, including sweeps in the 2011 and 2013 WNBA Finals. However, Atlanta (6-3) sealed its third straight victory when McCoughtry grabbed a defensive rebound, was fouled by Maya Moore and hit an ensuing free throw with 2.8 seconds remaining.

Lindsay Whalen finished with 22 points, Janel McCarville had a season-high 18 and Seimone Augustus scored 17 for Minnesota (8-2).

Moore, the finals MVP last season, had 10 points and nine rebounds.

STORM 79, STARS 72

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tanisha Wright scored 15 points and Seattle never trailed in a win against San Antonio.

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