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Mystics Pull Up Strong, Knock Off Angel Reese and Sky, 83-81

The Washington Mystics Improved to 2-12 on the Season after an 83-81 victory over the Chicago Sky at ESA.

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington. D.C–

Don’t look now, but it appears that the Washington Mystics might have something good brewing as they grabbed their second straight victory and a hard fought 83-81 victory over the Chicago Sky.

The Mystics played again without Brittany Sykes and Shakira Austin, but it was the mistakes late in the game by the Sky, including missing two free throws by Marina Mabry 0.2 seconds left that would have sent the game into overtime. This has left some people questioning the line-up for the Sky and the inability to close out games after holding a large lead.

This was also the first game where the Mystics have seemed to find the old Aeriel Adkins scoring big as she did in multiple games last season finishing with 29 points on a 9 for 13 shooting effort from the field.

After the Fever game, Atkins came out of the locker room in full uniform to take free throw shots in front of Angel Reese and her family and friends after a few big misses during the game cost the Mystics a chance to win that game as well.

“I knew after that Fever game I wanted to be better, and I went right out and worked on that,” said Adkins. “Tonight, I just got some great looks and can feel my shot coming together in different places on the court.”

Aaliyah Edwards 16 points was huge difference and with her continued play the Mystics could make a run that starts next week in Indiana as they face Caitlin Clark on Wednesday night.

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