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Ajavon scores 22 in Mystics' 75-71 OT win over Sky

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Matee Ajavon scored 22 points and Jasmine Thomas made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in overtime as the Washington Mystics outlasted Chicago 75-71 on Sunday to snap an eight-game losing streak against the Sky.
 
   Crystal Langhorne had 18 points for the Mystics (5-16), who had lost two straight and played for the third time in four days since returning from the month-long Olympic break.
 
   Epiphanny Prince scored 18 points and her free throws with 26.7 seconds left in overtime put the Sky (8-11) up 71-70. Ajavon, whose 3 with 1.7 seconds left in regulation tied the game, fouled out on the play.
 
   Thomas stepped up on the next possession with her first field goal since the first half, putting Washington in front 73-71. Monique Currie made two free throws with 7.7 seconds left following a clear path foul.
 
   Sylvia Fowles had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Sky, losers of six straight games.
 
   Thomas finished with eight points and a career-high eight assists.
 
   Washington had not defeated Chicago since June 19, 2010, with two of the losses coming earlier this season.
 
   The Sky turned a nine-point fourth quarter deficit into a 60-57 lead with 1:43 remaining as Swin Cash's jumper capped a 14-2 run. Prince sank two free throws with 10 seconds remaining for a 62-59 advantage, but Ajavon's 3 over Le'coe Willingham tied the game.
 
   Both sides labored offensively in the first half, though Washington closed the second quarter on a 16-4 run for a 28-25 halftime lead. Ajavon scored 12 points and outscored Chicago 9-6 in the second quarter as the Sky set season-lows for fewest points in a quarter and in a first half.
 
   The Mystics jumped ahead in the third quarter, shooting 71 percent (10 of 14) and opened up their largest lead at 48-39 on Michelle Snow's jumper with 1:48 left in the period.
 
   After Sonja Petrovic's jumper gave the Sky a 21-12 lead, Chicago missed its final 11 shots of the second quarter and finished 8 of 30 (27 percent) for the half. Cash made Chicago's first attempt in the third quarter.

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