Sylvia Fowles scored a season-high 34 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to help the Chicago Sky snap a three-game losing streak with a 78-65 win over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night.
The Mystics, ravaged by injuries in recent weeks, will turn to post players Crystal Langhorne and Nicky Anosike to lead the offense against the Connecticut Sun on Thursday.
Washington Mystics coach Trudi Lacey has preached a defense-first philosophy since the opening day of training camp. She also has placed an emphasis on post play and will rely heavily on center Nicky Anosike and forward Crystal Langhorne to carry the team.
The pattern was all too similar to the game against the Atlanta Dream on Thursday. The Mystics got off to a slow start and appeared headed for a blowout loss, until they made a late push in the second half to close the gap.
The Los Angeles Sparks traded forward Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton to the Chicago Sky in exchange for a second round pick in the 2012 WNBA draft.
There's a new feeling surrounding the Washington Mystics this season, and it was evident from the moment they took the court Thursday in their new home white uniforms, appropriately trimmed in red and blue.
When the Washington Mystics took the court at the beginning of the second half against the Chicago Sky, they were clinging to a one-point lead in a game that had already seen five lead changes.
It looks like India's top female basketball player won't be playing for the WNBA this season.
The Washington Mystics announced Tuesday the addition of guard/forward Sequoia Holmes and forward Angel Robinson to the Mystics roster. Both are currently playing in Europe.