ATLANTA (AP) - Erika DeSouza had 21 points and 10 rebounds, the Atlanta Dream dominated the second half and defeated the Washington Mystics 82-59 on Thursday night to give coach Fred Williams his first victory.
Lindsay Hardin added 16 points and Tiffany Hayes scored 15 for the Dream (13-13), who were again without WNBA scoring leader Angel McCoughtry. Atlanta outscored the Mystics 51-28 after trailing 33-31 at halftime.
Monique Currie had 14 points and Crystal Langhorne scored 13 for Washington (5-20). They Mystics are 1-6 since the Olympic break
McCoughtry was suspended indefinitely for violating an unspecified team rule after Williams took over as general manager and coach from Marynell Meadors before Tuesday's home loss to Tulsa.