Meesseman, Hill lead Mystics to 87-63 win over Lynx
WASHINGTON (AP) Emma Meesseman scored 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting, Tayler Hill added 17 points, five assists and four steals and the Washington Mystics never trailed in an 87-63 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.
Tianna Hawkins had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for Washington (8-8). The Mystics have won four of their last five games.
Meesseman scored 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting, while the Mystics shot 62 percent (13 of 21) from the field - including six 3-pointers - to take a 33-13 at the end of the first - Washington's high-scoring quarter this season.
Minnesota (13-2), No. 1 in the AP WNBA power poll, has lost two in a row after opening the season with WNBA-record 13 consecutive wins. It was the lowest scoring output of the season for the defending champion Lynx.
The fifth-ranked Mystics made a season-high 11 3s and had nine steals.
Renee Montgomery had 15 points, and Sylvia Fowles added 13 for Minnesota. Maya Moore finished with a season-low five points, on 2-of-9 shooting, and committed five turnovers.