Sun, Aug 19, 2012 - Page 18 News List

Minnesota Lynx cruise by Mystics in 98-69 routing


Minnesota’s Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Maya Moore and Monica Wright added 17 each as the WNBA-leading Lynx cruised past the Washington Mystics 98-69 in Minneapolis on Friday.

Augustus scored all her points in just 21 minutes, leaving the game for good with 4 minutes, 45 seconds left in the third quarter after suffering a sprained right ankle. The Lynx led by at least 24 points the rest of the contest and notched their third straight win.

Monique Currie, Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton and Crystal Langhorne each scored 12 points for the Eastern Conference-worst Mystics, who suffered their second-biggest defeat of the season.

DREAM 82, SKY 76

In Rosemont, Illinois, Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points to lead Atlanta past Chicago, spoiling Epiphanny Prince’s return to the Sky’s lineup.

Chicago led 72-71 with 4-1/2 minutes to play. However, McCoughtry gave Atlanta the lead for good with 3:13 remaining.

Erika DeSouza had 19 points for Atlanta in her season debut after sitting out to play for Brazil’s national team.

Prince scored 16 points in her first game since being sidelined since mid-June with a foot injury.


In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sophia Young scored 20 points as San Antonio beat Tulsa for its 10th straight win.

Jia Perkins had 17 points to help San Antonio recover after falling behind by 14 points in the first half.

Riquna Williams scored 17 points to lead the league-worst Shock.

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