BRADENTON, Fla. –The Seattle Storm (2-1) led the the Washington Mystics (3-0) 2-0 Thursday afternoon. Seattle never led again. Ariel Atkins scored 11 points in the first quarter, 22 for the game, including five three-pointers, to lead the Mystics to an 89-71 win.
Breanna Stewart went for a second consecutive double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, but was the only Storm starter to score more than six points. Sami Whitcomb came off the bench for 11 points, shooting 57% from the field.
In the first half, the Mystics drained ten threes, shooting 62.5% from beyond the arc. The Mystics were up 50-32 at the half. The 18-point deficit stretched to 25 points in the second half.
Up next for the Storm is the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, August 1.