Notes & Quotes: Mystics 68 - Dream 93

NOTEWORTHY

-Washington lost its eighth straight, with three of those losses coming against Atlanta, to fall to 5-24, including a 1-14 record on the road.
-Washington shot 50 percent from 3-point range, making 7-of-14, but shot just 36.5 percent for the game (23-of-63).
-Noelle Quinn and Crystal Langhorne led four Washington players in double figures with 12 points each.
-Monique Currie and Jasmine Thomas also scored in double figures, totaling 10 points each.
-Ashley Robinson pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds, tying her career high set twice previously. It was her first double-digit rebounding game of the year.

MYSTICS HEAD COACH TRUDI LACEY
On the second matchup in 10 days with the Dream:
"In the first half we seemed to have trouble holding on to the basketball. In the second half we played them pretty evenly. We just couldn't get into a flow offensively until we made some adjustments to our rotation in the second half and we seemed to get in the flow a little better."

On staying motivated during a losing streak:
"We're playing for consistency now but what we're really doing is trying to get (Iziane Castro-Marques) involved with the offense and get our younger players some more playing time. At point guard, trying to get them to really understand the defensive and offensive schemes and really working to find some consistency."

On difficulties defending the Dream:
"Again, I think it was some mental lapses, especially in the first half, just not getting back on defense. We talk about it as part of our game plan and for whatever reason we didn't do it. Against a good playoff team like that you obviously can't make those kind of mistakes."

MYSTICS CENTER ASHLEY ROBINSON
On staying motivated in a losing streak:
"It's tough but we get paid to play this game so we definitely can't give up because it's our job. We're basketball players too and through all the losses hopefully we learn something from it and you have no other choice but to stay motivated."

On things the Mystics will focus on in the last few games of the season:
"We definitely want to execute. We want to put ourselves in a position to win these games and try to find something to build off of something that's positive. Wins are positive."

MYSTICS GUARD JASMINE THOMAS
On staying motivated in a losing streak:
"It's our job, we love to play no matter how much we've lost. We still love to play and we still want to win. We're still trying to win as many games as we can win to close out the season. That would be great."

On adjustments made between the last matchup with the Dream 10 days ago and today's matchup:
"We tried to switch a little more today to rattle them but they're a great team they exposed some mismatches. They still ran on us. We had trouble getting back into transition against them and they got easy buckets."