Postgame Notes: Mystics - Silver Stars

Tonight’s 86-62 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars puts the Mystics, who are the winners of four of their last five games, one game above .500 for the first time since June 21.

Both teams hit shots on their first four possessions and started the game a combined 8-for-8 from the field. Washington’s offense continued to stay hot and started the game shooting 8-of-9 from the floor.

Guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt hit a buzzer beater at the end of the first quarter to stretch the lead 28-22. The Mystics then opened up the second quarter on a 7-2 run.

After outrebounding the Silver Stars 44-25 in their first matchup of the season, the Mystics dominated the boards again winning the rebounding battle 39-32.

Crystal Langhorne led the way for Washington with 13 points, nine boards, and four assists.

Guards Nadira McKenith and Ruffin-Pratt each had scoring career highs with 11 and 13 points respectively.

Center Quanitra Hollingsworth made her Mystics debut after spending the first half of the season playing in Turkey.

The largest lead of the game for the Mystics was 27 points.

All 11 Mystic players scored a field goal.

The Mystics held the Silver Stars scoreless in the fourth quarter until 3:57 left in the fourth.

Ivory Latta appeared to hurt her mouth in the third quarter, but got back on the court at the beginning of the fourth.

Washington has beaten Silver Stars twice in the last five days and has a big challenge ahead as they will be on the road to face the defending WNBA champion Indiana Fever on Friday at 7 pm before returning home to play them again at Verizon Center on Sunday at 4 pm.