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Mystics dominate Stars 88-53, win 5th straight game

Shooting more than 50% from the field, the Washington Mystics cruised to victory over the San Antonio Stars 88-53. The Mystics, led by Kia Vaughn’s 15 points, have now won five straight games.

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In a hugely lopsided contest, the Washington Mystics (11-6) found themselves walking off the court in San Antonio with their fifth straight win.

The Mystics jumped out to a 11-4 lead over the San Antonio Stars (6-13) in the opening minutes of the game. That early run never seemed to quit either, with the Mystics heading into halftime with a 22-point lead. The second half continued to be easy going for the Mystics, who ended the game on top 88-53.

The Mystics shot 57% from the field and 60% from behind the 3 point line. The Stars, on the other hand, shot only 35% from the field. The Mystics were also able to dominate inside, outrebounding the Stars 42-25.

Kia Vaughn, who has missed the majority of the season with a concussion injury, led the Mystics with 15 points, shooting more than 58 percent from the field. Stefanie Dolson finished with 14 points, and Emma Meesseman recorded her third double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Sophia Young-Malcolm led the Stars with 17 points, and Kayla McBride added 11 points.

With the win, the Mystics remain in second place in the Eastern Conference, only half of a game behind the New York Liberty. They will take the court again this Sunday, when they travel to Chicago to take on the third-place Sky.