Dream Wins 3rd Straight; Mystics Stays Unbeaten

The Atlanta Dream notched their 3rd straight win in as many games when they crushed the Connecticut Sun, 97-82, Friday at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.

Angel McCoughtry exploded for 32 points and dominated the rebounding department after grabbing ten rebounds for the Dream to help her team protect their clean winning slate.

Sancho Lytlle had an impressive performance for the Dream after finishing the game with 27 points and collected game-high 17 rebounds. Iziane Castro Marquez added 18 points for the Dream, which waived Chamique Holdsclaw last Thursday.

Atlanta Dream coach Marynell Meaders said that he’s very impressed by his team per
formance especially the team work that they have displayed not only in this game but also in their previous wins against San Antonio Silver Stars and Indiana Fever. Meaders also said that there’s no team that can much up with their speed.

Tina Charles top scored for the Sun with her 22 points to go with her 11 boards.

Meanwhile, the Washington Mystics posted their own 3-game winning streak when they dominated the New York Liberty in their 77-61 victory at the Verizon Center in Washington.

Lindsey Harding scored a team high 21 points for the Mystics, which won their first two games against the Indiana Fever and the Minnesota Lynx.

Current WNBA Leading scorer Monique Currie led the Mystics’ decisive run after she scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half. Crystal Langhorne also had big game after posting ten points and 11 rebounds for the Mystics.

"It's been the case with our team this year; we find a way to win. I thought our defense turned it up. We played an excellent second half." Washington coach Julie Plank said.

New York Liberty’s new recruit Cappie Pondexter led her team in scoring after 14 points and dishing out eight assist in a losing effort.

Pondexter said after the game they have a lot of things to work on and she’s glad that the games was just their second so they have a lot of time to improve their performance.

Nicole Powell and Janel McCarville contributed ten points each for the Liberty, which lost their first game after winning their season-opener against the Chicago Sky.

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