Mystics make 16 3-pointers, beat short-handed Sky 118-81
WASHINGTON (AP) Tayler Hill scored 21 points, Leilani Mitchell added 20 points and the duo combined to make nine of Washington's season-high 16 3-pointers in the Mystics' 118-81 victory over the short-handed Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.
It was the most points scored by Washington in franchise history - topping a 109-106 three-overtime victory over Connecticut this season. The Mystics shot 60.8 percent from the field, including 16 of 28 from distance.
Chicago forward Elena Delle Donne, the top scorer in the WNBA at 22.1 points per game, played just eight minutes and sat out the entire second half because of a thumb injury.
Emma Meesseman added 17 points and Stefanie Dolson had 16 points for Washington (12-17). The Mystics trail Phoenix and Seattle, which beat New York on Wednesday, by a half-game for the final playoff spot.
Washington made 10 3-pointers in the first half and led 56-39.
Courtney Vandersloot had 17 points and eight assists, and Cappie Pondexter added 16 points for Chicago (15-14), which sits in fifth place.