Mystics split pair of games in fourth week of league action

The Washington Mystics split their pair of games against two of the league's top teams.

The Washington Mystics split its pair of games in the fourth week of the WNBA season. The split comes after Washington closed out week by losing their last two games. Overall, the Mystics have lost four of their last six contests.

Here is a recap of the fourth week for the Mystics, as well as analysis: 

Game #1: Mystics 95, Connecticut 91

Washington began the week with a 95-91 road victory over the Connecticut Sun (7-4) at Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday night. 

The Mystics proved they were out to show they meant business early on in the game. Washington raced out to the 11-2 lead and led 31-15 after the first quarter. Elena Delle Donne scored a season-high 36 points on 13-of-22 shooting and she was one of three Washington players in double figures. 

Kristi Toliver added 25 points, while Monique Currie chipped in 13 points off the bench for the Mystics. 

Connecticut struggled in the first half but used a 30-8 third quarter to get back into the game. Courtney Williams' 34 points led the Sun, while Chiney Owgumike added 19 points in the loss.

Game #2: Mystics 86, Los Angeles 97

The Mystics ended the week with a home loss to the Los Angeles Sparks (8-2) at Capital One Arena on Friday night, 97-86.

Washington struggled to begin the game, falling behind 25-14 after the first quarter. Delle Donne led the Mystics with 18 points on 50 percent shooting. Ariel Atkins and Natasha Cloud each chipped in 10 points in the loss.

The Sparks led by as many as 20 points but Washington came back to rally and tie the score at 76.

Candace Parker finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, and a career-high 11 assists to lead Los Angeles. Riquna Williams added 16 points, including 13 in the first half. 

Up Next

The Mystics are 6-5 on the season and will play just two games in week five, a home-and-home series with the Chicago Sky.

6/19: Vs. Chicago (3-7) - Capital One Arena, 7 pm ET

6/22: At Chicago (3-7) - Wintrust Arena, 9 pm ET

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