Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
The Mystics who have done a great job of getting their starters some scoring off the bench so far this season, today that was the only part that was missing late in the game that eventually led to them falling to the Sky, 82-73.
Washington’s bench was outscored 29-11. Nine of those 11 points coming from Elizabeth Williams. They shot a combined 5-15 from the floor. The bench was responsible for seven of the Mystics 12 total turnovers.
During the second half, the Sky, used a better scoring balance that included Parker hitting her triple-double with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Kahleah Copper and Allie Quigley had 12 points each. Azura Stevens and Rebekah Gardner combined for 23 points off the bench. In Emma Meesseman’s return, she had 11 points and four rebounds.
One of the biggest takes from the game today was the absence or Rui Machida. She played just 12 minutes and did not even break the box score. In the first three games of the season and when Natasha Cloud was out on the COVID list, Machida was key in distributing the ball keying on quite a few easy Mystics baskets.
Next up, Tuesday night at ESA against Atlanta.