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Prince hits game-winner with 4.5 seconds left for Liberty

PHOENIX (AP) — Epiphanny Prince hit a go-ahead jumper with 4.5 seconds left and the New York Liberty held off the Phoenix Mercury 69-67 on Tuesday night. Prince dribbled down the clock and used two high screens to sink the jumper from the wing. After a timeout, Leilani Mitchell drove to the basket but her shot was blocked by Sugar Rodgers. Prince was 10 of 14 from the field, including...
Via MyNorthwest.com
May 23, 2017

Leilani Mitchell signs with Phoenix Mercury

Mitchell played 10 games for the Mystics in 2016. Leilani Mitchell signed a contract with the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday. She was an unrestricted free agent and was one of the more sought-after point guards in free agency. In Phoenix, Mitchell will already have some familiarity with their roster because she played one season there in 2015. Mitchell played the last 10 games of the...
Via Bullets Forever
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Tayler Hill, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, and Leilani Mitchell enter WNBA free agency

WNBA free agency officially started earlier this week, though signings and trades will come next month. We give a quick overview here. The WNBA’s free agency period officially started last Sunday. Teams are now allowed to negotiate with other teams, but deals cannot be official until February. Which Mystics players are in free agency? Tayler Hill and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt are restricted...
Via Bullets Forever
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Keys to the Palace: Vaughn, Mitchell, Meesseman earn our virtual top honors in a tough week

Last week was tough, but I still think many players did well nevertheless. The Mystics went 1-2 in their three game homestand and are now 12-19 for the season. They beat the Chicago Sky, 118-81 last Wednesday, but lost to the Seattle Storm on Friday, 81-76, and the Indiana Fever on Sunday, 80-73. Six of the eight playoff teams have earned their tickets, and it’s unlikely that Washington...
Via Bullets Forever
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Bria Hartley to miss season due to pregnancy, Mystics sign Leilani Mitchell and waive Tianna Hawkins

A lot to digest here. The Mystics announced on Saturday that Bria Hartley is pregnant and will miss the remainder of the 2016 WNBA season. As a result, they have put her on the suspended list. She is expected to return in 2017 soon after her child is born. To replace Hartley, they have signed WNBA free agent point guard Leilani Mitchell, who played for the Australian women’s national...
Via Bullets Forever
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Australia routs Brazil in women's basketball group phase

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Liz Cambage scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Australia rallied from a 12-point deficit in the first half and beat host Brazil 84-66 Saturday in women's Olympic basketball group play. Leilani Mitchell added 18 points and Penny Taylor finished with 17 points as the second-ranked team in the world had to overcome a hot-shooting Iziane Castro and a raucous...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Mitchell caps Mercury rally with buzzer-beating 3

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Leilani Mitchell hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Phoenix Mercury an 81-80 victory over Connecticut on Thursday night, extending the Sun's losing streak to six games. Monique Currie's 3-pointer with 2:47 remaining gave Phoenix its first lead of the second half at 73-72. After five straight points by Connecticut, Brittney Griner made a layup and DeWanna...
Via Associated Press
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mitchell hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Mercury rally past Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Leilani Mitchell hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Phoenix Mercury an 81-80 victory over Connecticut on Thursday night, extending the Sun's losing streak to six games. Monique Currie's 3-pointer with 2:47 remaining gave Phoenix its first lead of the second half at 73-72. After five straight points by Connecticut, Brittney Griner made a layup and DeWanna...
Via Associated Press
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mitchell's 3 lifts Mercury to OT win over Sparks

LOS ANGELES -- Leilani Mitchell hit a 3-pointer from the baseline with 3.9 seconds left and the Phoenix Mercury edged the Los Angeles Sparks 94-91 in overtime on Sunday. Candice Dupree passed to Mitchell who hit the game-winner as the Sparks defense collapsed on Brittney Griner. After a timeout, the Sparks were unable to get off a final shot after Erin Phillips appeared to dribble...
Via Associated Press
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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