Meesseman, Hill lead Mystics to win over Lynx

Published 8:27 am Monday, June 27, 2016

Emma Meesseman scored 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting, Tayler Hill added 17 points, five assists and four steals and the Washington Mystics never trailed in an 87-63 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.

Tianna Hawkins had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for Washington (8-8). The Mystics have won four of their last five games.

Meesseman scored 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting, while the Mystics shot 62 percent (13 of 21) from the field — including six 3-pointers — to take a 33-13 at the end of the first — Washington’s high-scoring quarter this season.

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Minnesota (13-2), No. 1 in the AP WNBA power poll, has lost two in a row after opening the season with WNBA-record 13 consecutive wins. It was the lowest scoring output of the season for the defending champion Lynx.

The fifth-ranked Mystics made a season-high 11 3s and had nine steals.

Renee Montgomery had 15 points, and Sylvia Fowles added 13 for Minnesota. Maya Moore finished with a season-low five points, on 2-of-9 shooting, and committed five turnovers.