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Atkins scores 22 points, unbeaten Mystics top Storm 89-71

July 31, 2020 GMT
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Washington Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen (2) goes up for a shot over Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Washington Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen (2) goes up for a shot over Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 22 points and led four scorers in double figures as the Washington Mystics beat the Seattle Storm 89-71 on Thursday night.

Myisha Hines-Allen scored 17, Leilani Mitchell added 12 and Emma Meesseman 10 as Washington (3-0) built a seven-point lead in the first quarter and opened up an 18-point lead by halftime with a 29-18 scoring surge in the second period.

Breanna Stewart finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Seattle (2-1). Sami Whitcomb pitched in with 11 points.