UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Ivory Latta scored nine of her 17 points in the final seven minutes as the Washington Mystics rallied to beat the short-handed Connecticut Sun 66-62 on Friday night.
Monique Currie had 10 points and five rebounds and Latta also had seven assists to help Washington (2-1) win in coach Mike Thibault’s return to Connecticut for the first time since being fired by the Sun after 10 seasons last November.
Tina Charles had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Connecticut (1-3). Allison Hightower added 13 points, five assists and four rebounds.
Washington trailed 60-51 with over six minutes left in the game when Latta began her run of nine points. She made two free throws with 1:39 remaining to give the Mystics a 63-62 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
DREAM 75, LIBERTY 56
ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry had 15 points and a career high-tying 10 assists, and Atlanta took control with 12 consecutive points in the third quarter.
Sancho Lyttle scored 18 points to lead the Dream (4-0), who are off to their best start since winning their first six games in 2010.
Kara Braxton led the Liberty (2-2) with 14 points and was the team’s only scorer in double figures.
New York forward Essence Carson was carried off the floor after hurting her left knee with 3:56 remaining in the first half. Carson was driving on a fast-break attempt when her leg appeared to give way as she attempted to make a cut near the basket.
Carson did not return to the game. There was no immediate report on the severity of the injury.
SILVER STARS 81, SKY 69
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Danielle Robinson had 18 points and seven assists and San Antonio handed heralded rookie Elena Delle Donne and the Sky their first loss.
Jia Perkins added 13 points to surpassing 3,000 career points, Danielle Adams had 13 points and DeLisha Milton-Jones added 10 for the Silver Stars (2-1), who led by 17 points in the second half.
Delle Donne, the second overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft, was held to 17 points on 5-for-15 shooting as she battled the physical defense of Milton-Jones. Allie Quigley had 10 points and was the only other player in double figures for Chicago (3-1).
SHOCK 67, STORM 58
SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie Skylar Diggins scored six of her 12 points in the final two minutes to help Tulsa get its first victory of the season.
Glory Johnson scored 17 points to lead the Shock (1-4), and Candice Wiggins had 13 and Kayla Pedersen 10.
Tina Thompson scored 17 points for Seattle (1-2) and Temeka Johnson added 13.
Diggins, the third overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft, hit a basket and four free throws to help hold off the Storm, who had closed to 57-52.