Let's hear it for the Lady Washington Mystics (3-2) who triumphed big time Sunday afternoon over the Los Angeles Sparks, winning 92-84 in an OT three-peat. (That's triple OT, in case you don't know).
|Mystics Mo Currie goes in for two against the LA Sparks. Photo Yusuf Abdullah for DC UrbanSports.|
Ivory Latta came through during the team's OT sessions, despite scoring just 8 points the entire game. The scruffy point guard began off kilter during regulation, but decided she was better than mediocre and upped her game to support her team.
''We hung in there. We executed down the stretch,'' said Latta who scored three three-pointers in her effort and earning some high praise from Sparks' coach Carol Ross.
''It's not about how many she gets, but when she gets them. Latta likes to take over the fourth quarter and in this case the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, the seventh.''
The Mystics pull out the win despite 32-points from the Sparks' staple Candace Parker, who said playing the Mystics is like playing with fire.
''We had a lot of chances to close it out,'' Parker said. ''Regulation, the first overtime, the second overtime. You play with fire so much you're going to get burned.''
Parker had six steals and just as many assists on the day.
Washington outscored LA in total rebounds, 31-11 despite having 29 turnovers.
Bria Hartley was the game's high scorer for the Mystics with 20 points, while Monique Currie and Jelena Milovanovic each scored twelve.
The Sparks battled Sunday without their point guard Kristi Tolliver.
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