- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Tayler Hill scored 17 points and the Washington Mystics led the entire second half to beat Atlanta 86-79 on Sunday, ending the Dream’s five-game winning streak.

The Mystics (3-6) took the lead for good late in the first half and pushed ahead 52-43 by opening the third quarter with eight straight points. Atlanta got as close as 67-62 early in the fourth, but Washington answered with a 12-3 run.

Washington, ranked No. 9 in the AP WNBA power poll, ended a three-game losing streak.

Emma Meesseman had 15 points and Ivory Latta scored 12 for the Mystics. Meesseman surpassed 1,000 career points in the first quarter and Stefanie Dolson had eight points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.

Angel McCoughtry had 28 points and Elizabeth Williams 21 - both season highs - to lead the Dream (6-2), ranked third in the power poll.

FEVER 88, SUN 77

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell scored 13 of her career-high 21 points in the final 5:39 to help the Fever hold off the Sun.

The Fever (4-4), ranked No. 6 in in the AP WNBA power poll, led by 20 with 3:51 left in the third quarter. Connecticut rallied back within 73-67 as Rachel Banham scored nine of the Sun’s next 20 points.

Mitchell, a rookie, then scored 13 of Indiana’s final 15 points and the Fever pulled away for good.

Marissa Coleman, Devereaux Peters and Tamika Catchings had 12 points each and Shenise Johnson scored 11. Mitchell has scored in double digits in all eight games this season.

Alyssa Thomas led the last-ranked Sun (1-7) with 20 points. Kelsey Bone added 13 points, Banham scored 12 and Chiney Ogwumike 10. Connecticut has lost its last six and is off to the worst start in franchise history.


SEATTLE (AP) - Tina Charles had 19 points and 13 rebounds and the Liberty used a strong third quarter to beat the Storm.

Neither team led by more than five until the Liberty (4-3) went on a 17-2 run in the third to go up 68-51 on Charles’ jumper with 3:14 left in the quarter.

Seattle (3-5) rallied in the fourth quarter with a 15-2 spurt that cut the deficit to 76-73 with 3:45 left. Tanisha Wright answered with back-to-back jumpers against her former team and New York held off the Storm from there.

Sugar Rodgers added 18 points, Shavonte Zellous scored 12 and Brittany Boyd 10 for the Liberty, ranked No. 4 in the AP WNBA power poll.

Alysha Clark had a career-high 23 points and Ramu Tokashiki added a season-high 15 for eighth-ranked Seattle.

The Storm’s top three scorers, Jewell Loyd, Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird, shot 7 of 32 from the field. Bird finished with 13 points and 10 assists, Breanna Stewart grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds but scored a career-low eight points, and Loyd had just three points after scoring a career-high 32 on Friday night.

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