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WNBA: Sun Top Mystics 84-69

The Connecticut Sun topped the visiting Washington Mystics 84-69 Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in the season opener for both teams.

The Sun led 44-41 at halftime and never looked back. They were led by Alyssa Thomas’ 23 points and 8 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas contributed 13 points and 6 assists while center Jonquel Jones added 10 points.

Emma Meesseman led the way for the Mystics with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough came off the bench to contribute 11 points and 8 rebounds while starting point guard Kristi Toliver also put in 11 points.

It was the first of their three regular season meetings between the teams.