Mitchell scores 29 points, boosting the Fever past Mystics

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored a season-high 29 points and Teaira McCowan posted a double-double and the Indiana Fever beat the Washington Mystics 91-84 on Sunday night.

Mitchell scored 20 or more for the fourth time this season, a mark only eclipsed by the Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson whose done it five times this year.

McCowan made a pair of free throws with 5:28 before halftime to give Indiana a 36-35 lead. The Fever (3-4) proceeded to take control and outscored Washington 16-4 before the break.

McCowan finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Tiffany Mitchell scored 14, Julie Allemand 13 and Candice Dupree 10 with nine rebounds. The Fever ended an 11-game regular season losing streak against Washington.

Emma Meesseman scored 19 for the Mystics (3-4) but was held to just a basket in the second half. Meesseman entered the game needing just three rebounds to reach 1,000 in her eight-year WNBA career. She finished with two boards.

Tianna Hawkins scored 17 for Washington, Leilani Mitchell 14 and Myisha Hines-Allen 11.

Since a 3-0 start to the season, the Mystics have lost four in a row for the first time since the 2016 season.

WTOP’s Rob Woodfork contributed to this report.

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