Angel McCoughtry scores 21, hits late 3-pointer to help Dream slip past Mystics, 64-61



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WASHINGTON — Angel McCoughtry scored five of her 21 points in the final 27.9 seconds to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 64-61 on Friday night.

Tiffany Hayes added 12 points for the Dream (2-2), who trailed 49-38 at the end of the third quarter before scoring a season-high 26 points in the fourth.

Shoni Schimmel hit two 3s to spark a 17-6 run, which was capped by a 3-pointer by Roneeka Hodges and pulled Atlanta within one with 4:41 to play.

Sancho Lyttle's steal set up McCoughtry's 3 which gave the Dream a 62-61 lead, their first since midway through the second quarter. Two free throws by McCoughtry capped the scoring.

Ivory Latta rimmed out a potential tying 3-pointer in the final second.

Emma Meesseman had 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Mystics (2-1) while Tayler Hill added 15 points.

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