WASHINGTON -- Kristi Toliver had 19 points and eight assists to help the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 88-60 on Tuesday night.
The Mystics (7-5) opened the second half with a 17-2 run to go ahead 63-34 shortly after the midpoint of the third quarter. They extended to their largest lead at 86-53 in the middle of the fourth.
Elena Delle Donne added 14 points for Washington, which first pulled away in the second quarter with 13 straight points to lead by 16.
The Mystics came into the game losing four of five,
Cheyenne Parker had 18 points and Kahleah Copper scored 13 for the Sky (3-8), who lost their fifth in a row.
Both teams will travel to Chicago for the second half of a home-and-home on Friday night.
Rehabbing Delle Donne to miss USA Basketball exhibition games
Elena Delle Donne will not play in the USA Basketball women's team's exhibition games at UConn (Jan. 27) and Louisville (Feb. 2).
Cheryl Reeve signs extension to remain Lynx coach, GM
Cheryl Reeve, who has led the Lynx to four WNBA titles since becoming head coach in 2010 and added the title of general manager in 2017, signed a multi-year extension with the team Friday.
Fever name Marianne Stanley as head coach, Tamika Catchings as GM
Marianne Stanley, who won a WNBA title as an assistant coach with the Mystics last season, has been named the coach of the Fever, the team announced. The Fever also announced that former player Tamika Catchings will now serve as general manager.