Mystics beat Stars 84-67, move above .500 this season

WASHINGTON (AP) Emma Meesseman and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt each scored 14 points, and the Washington Mystics beat the San Antonio Stars 84-67 on Wednesday to move above .500 for the first time this season.

San Antonio made a field goal on its first possession of the first quarter, but the Stars didn't score again until the 4:26 mark and trailed 20-4. The Mystics were ahead 24-7 at the end of the quarter - a season-low for points in a quarter by San Antonio - and led by double figures the rest of the way.

Ivory Latta added 12 points for Washington (9-8), which has won seven of its last nine games and is ranked No. 4 in the AP power poll. The Mystics made 30 field goals on a season-high 24 assists and hit all 15 of their free throws.

Kayla Alexander scored 12 points for 11th-ranked San Antonio (3-12). The Stars went on a 17-4 run to pull within 75-61, but remain winless on the road.

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