Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
For the second straight game, the Washington Mystics have found ways to stay close in a game, but can’t seem to find the right combination to finish with a victory. This time it was the Dallas Wings without guard Skylar Diggins who rallied late in the fourth quarter for a 87-77 victory.
Washington got within 74-71 with 3:44 left, but Dallas scored on its next three possessions for an 81-73 lead. Christmas and Sims sealed it by combining to make 6 of 6 free throws down the stretch.
Erin Phillips made three of Dallas’ eight 3-pointers and finished with 16 points. The Wings (2-1), who are ranked No. 7 in the AP WNBA power poll, also got 10 points from rookie Aerial Powers.