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Mystics pull away to beat Liberty 86-67

July 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 11 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Washington Mystics beat the New York Liberty 86-67 on Thursday night.

Natasha Cloud had 10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in the first double-double of her career. LaToya Sanders added 14 points and Kristi Toliver scored 11 for the Mystics (11-6).

Washington pulled away with a 15-5 run to lead 71-59 early in the fourth quarter. The Liberty (5-13) got the deficit within single digits twice and then the Mystics closed the game on an 8-0 run.

Cloud gave the Mystics the lead for good late in the first half with back-to-back 3-pointers, the second making it 42-38.

Tina Charles had 26 points and 12 rebounds for New York. Epiphanny Prince added 11 points.

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