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Balanced attack leads Atlanta over Washington

Jul 6, 2014 - 1:29 AM Atlanta, GA ( - Sancho Lyttle led five players in double figures with 18 points, as Atlanta posted an 86-73 win over Washington on Saturday night.

Angel McCoughtry and Tiffany Hayes clocked in with 16 points each for the Dream (12-5). Erika de Souza tallied 12 with nine rebounds and Shoni Schimmel added 11 off the bench.

Emma Meesseman shot 8-of-11 from the field and totaled 18 points for the Mystics (7-12). Ivory Latta had 12 points with five assists and Kara Lawson provided 10 in a losing effort.

Trailing 57-56 with 3:08 left in the third, Aneika Henry's bucket put the Dream ahead to stay and kicked off a quarter-ending 11-1 run.

Atlanta kept pressing in the fourth, eventually widening its lead to 80-67 on a Lyttle layup with 2:31 to play before cruising to the buzzer.