July 20, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) Reserve Rebecca Allen hit four 3-pointers and finished with 19 points - both career highs - as the New York Liberty bench scored a WNBA-record 69 points in their 88-81 win over the Washington Mystics on Wednesday.

Brittany Boyd had 17 points and seven assists, Amanda Zahui B. added 15 points and nine rebounds and Shavonte Zellous scored 14 for the Liberty (18-7). New York's starters scored just 19 points - including 13 by Tina Charles - to tie the WNBA record for fewest by starters in a win.

The Mystics' bench scored 63 points in a triple-overtime win against the Los Angeles Sparks on June 1, 2014.

Emma Meesseman's jumper capped an 11-3 run that pulled the Mystics within four with 1:45 to play, but Boyd hit Kiah Stokes for a layup to make it 87-81 a minute later. A steal by Boyd, her third of the game, on Washington's next possession sealed it.

New York used an 18-2 run to take a 35-27 lead with 4 minutes left in the first half and led the rest of the way.

Emma Meesseman led the Mystics (9-14) with 20 points. The Mystics made 11 of 22 3-pointers and the Liberty finished 7 of 12.

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