McCray leads Mystics to 57-49 victory over Rockers


WASHINGTON, AP

Nikki McCray scored all 18 of her points in the second half and Chamique Holdsclaw added 16 points and 16 rebounds Sunday to lead the Washington Mystics to a 57-49 victory over the Cleveland Rockers. The Mystics (10-21) snapped a four-game losing streak in their final home game of the season. Chasity Melvin had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockers (22-9), who have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the WNBA playoffs. Ann Wauters and Penny Taylor each scored nine points. Lynx 69, Starzz 62 In Minneapolis, Betty Lennox scored a season-high 18 points, in only 22 minutes, and made two crucial 3-pointers in the final two minutes as Minnesota beat Utah. Lennox, last year’s WNBA rookie of the year, returned last week after missing 20 games because of a strained left hip. Utah (18-13) got within 58-57 with 109 to play when Margo Dydek hit a turnaround jumper, but Lennox hit two shots from behind the arc to seal the victory.

Fever 83, Shock 66 In Indianapolis, Rita Williams scored 20 points as Indiana beat Detroit for its first season series sweep since joining the WNBA last year. With one game to go, the Fever (10-21) topped their expansion season total of nine victories. The Shock fell to 9-22, their worst record in four seasons in the league.