Washington, D.C — Kids all ages from the DMV area emerged the stadium with roars, high pitched screams and dances like the famous “Dougie” to help celebrate their home team’s victory. The Washington Mystics made their city proud by defeating the Atlanta Dream on their stomping grounds, after erasing a 21-point deficit. It’s even safe to say the children motivated them to get the “W”. Washington didn’t show up to play it seems like until late in the third stanza of the game after a slow start, with their young fans cheering them on every step of the way. Washington and Atlanta had to battle it out in overtime, but the Mystics eventually went home with the champion title, finishing the game 100-96.
Two Sky players were selected as reserves for the WNBA All-Star game, the league announced Tuesday. Center Stefanie Dolson and guard Allie Quigley were both selected to the East team. Dolson, who was traded from the Washington Mystics in the offseason to the Sky, is a two-time All-Star. She ranks second in team scoring (14.2 points per game) and rebounding (5.8) for career highs. Quigley is making her first All-Star game. She ranks fourth in the conference with 16.4 points per game and third in 3-point shooting at 42.7 percent. The East Conference All-Star reserves also include Alyssa Thomas of the Connecticut Sun and Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream in the frontcourt, along with guard
Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike, first-time All-Star selection Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm and the WNBA’s leading scorer Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury were picked as reserves for the Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017, the league announced today. A total of nine players – seven from the Eastern Conference and two from the Western Conference – will make their All-Star debut on Saturday, July 22 at KeyArena in Seattle. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Ogwumike and Griner were voted to the West frontcourt with Stewart. The three will be joined by Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx, Skylar Diggins-Smith of the Dallas Wings and Chelsea Gray of the Sparks. The East reserves