Austin Scores Career-high 20 As Mystics Beat Wings 84-68
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Shakira Austin, the No. 3 overall pick in last month's draft, scored 12 of her career-high 20 points in the second half as the Washington Mystics pulled away for a 84-68 win over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night.
The Wings (2-2) jumped to a 19-6 lead but then went scoreless for 4-plus minutes as Washington scored 13 consecutive points to tie it early in the second quarter and Austin made two free throws to give the Mystics their first lead with 3:34 left in the second quarter and followed with a layup 37 seconds later to make it 34-31.
Las Vegas shot 57.6% from the field in the first half while holding the Mystics to 39.5%. Young and Plum each scored 14 points in the first half, and Wilson had 10 points and eight rebounds to help the Aces build a 49-36 lead.
Protests in Iran have raged following Amini's death in custody in Tehran, and spread across at least 46 cities, towns and villages across Iran. State TV reported that at least 41 protesters and police have been killed since the demonstrations began Sept.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Elena Delle Donne scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half, Myisha Hines-Allen had 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Washington Mystics used a big third quarter to beat the Las Vegas Aces 89-76 on Tuesday night.
Delle Donne made a driving layup, Ariel Atkins hit a 3-pointer and Delle Donne added another 3 in an 8-0 run that made it 58-43 midway through the third and the Wings trailed by double figures the rest of the way.
Hasanzadeh also said rioters broke the skull of one Basij member. Hasan Hasanzadeh of the Revolutionary Guard said 185 members of the Basij, a volunteer force, were injured by "machete and knife" in the unrest in Iran.
The 6-foot-5 Austin made 9 of 11 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots.
Elena Delle Donne added 14 points for Washington (4-1), Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 11 and Natasha Cloud and Kennedy Burke each had 10 points.
The Iranian drones targeted an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing at least nine people and wounding 32 others.
The strikes took place as demonstrations continued to engulf the Islamic Republic after the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died while in the custody of the Iranian morality police.
Meanwhile, Turkey´s defense minister said Turkish military jets carried out a new aerial offensive against suspected hideouts of Kurdish separatists from Turkey in northern Iraq, striking as deep as 149 kilometers (87 miles) deep into Iraqi territory.
The group, known by the acronym KDPI, is a leftist armed opposition force banned in Iran. Iran´s attacks targeted positions of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan in the town of Koya, some 65 kilometers (35 miles) east of Irbil, the main city and capital of Iraq's northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region.
He offered no additional information, citing privacy concerns, and also reiterated the U.S.
condemnation of Iran for the attacks. State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel confirmed to reporters that an American citizen was killed in the rocket attacks in the Iraqi Kurdish region.