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Tina Charles moves up WNBA career rebounds list, but Liberty lose to Mystics

Liberty center Tina Charles looks on against the Storm at

Liberty center Tina Charles looks on against the Storm at Madison Square Garden on  June 11, 2017. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

WASHINGTON — Ivory Latta made four 3-pointers and matched Elena Delle Donne with 15 points to help the Washington Mystics beat the Liberty 67-54 on Thursday night.

Washington led 46-34 after three quarters as the Liberty only scored seven points in the frame. The Liberty went scoreless for the first two minutes of the fourth and Washington pulled away.

Tianna Hawkins added 13 points for Washington (10-5), which has won three straight. Her 3-point play early in the fourth extended the Mystics’ lead to 51-34.

Washington made its first 19 free throws and finished at 21 of 23.

Shavonte Zellous had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Liberty (7-6). Tina Charles grabbed eight rebounds and moved past Lauren Jackson for 10th in league history. Charles was just 3 of 15 from the field for eight points. Sugar Rodgers did not play because of a lower back injury.


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