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Dream beats Mystics despite McCoughtry absence

Dream beats Mystics despite McCoughtry absence

Atlanta's Armintie Price scored 19 points as the Dream won their second WNBA straight game without Olympic gold medalist Angel McCoughtry, 81-69 over the Washington Mystics on Friday.
Tiffany Hayes and Lindsey Harding each scored 16 points for the Dream (12-11), who climbed above .500 for the first time this season. Atlanta established an early double-digit lead by repeatedly forcing turnovers in the first quarter and shooting 56.8 percent from the field before halftime.
McCoughtry, the WNBA's leading scorer, sat out for personal reasons, according to Dream coach and general manager Marynell Meadors.
Matee Ajavon scored 20 points for the Mystics.
Meanwhile the Tulsa Shock claimed only its fourth win over the season by beating Chicago Sky 81-78 in overtime.
Riquina Williams scored eight of her 22 points in the final 3:17 of regulation to help Tulsa overcome an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Williams' long jumper with 46.4 left in overtime sealed the game for the Shock, who notched its first win for seven weeks.
Roneeka Hodges made two free throws with 9.3 seconds left in regulation to force the extra period. She added a 3-pointer in overtime and finished with a season-high 22 points.
Courtney Vandersloot led Chicago with 23 points. The Sky have lost nine in a row.