Dolson scores 18, leads Mystics past Shock, 76-69

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Stephanie Dolson scored 18, Ivory Latta added 14 points and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 13 to help the Washington Mystics beat the Tulsa Shock 76-69 on Tuesday.

Emma Meesseman added 10 points for the Mystics (9-6), who won their third in a row.

A 3-pointer by Natasha Cloud sparked a 12-4 Washington run and gave the Mystics the lead for good.

Karima Christmas hit a 3-pointer with 1:02 to play, pulling Tulsa (10-8) within 70-67, but Meesseman answered with a layup and Kara Lawson had a steal and hit two free throws to give the Mystics a seven-point lead with 21 seconds left.

Christmas led Tulsa with 15 points while Plenette Pierson scored 14 and Odyssey Sims added 11. Courtney Paris tied a career-high with 19 rebounds.

Tulsa has lost four in a row.

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