Tina Charles lifts Mystics over Sky in OT thriller


Tina Charles is on a tear.

The Washington center dropped a staggering 34 points and 17 rebounds in the Mystics’ 89-85 overtime win over Chicago.

Saturday’s game marks Charles’ eighth 30-point game of the season, tying Diana Taurasi (2010, 2006) and Cynthia Cooper-Dyke (1997) for the fourth-most 30-point games in a single season. Charles’ 34-point performance was her seventh consecutive 25-point game, the longest streak in WNBA history.

Courtney Vandersloot made history Saturday night, as well. With 15 assists against the Mystics ,Vandersloot recorded her 65th game with double-digit assists. She has now moved past Ticha Penicheiro (64 games) to set a new WNBA record.

Next up: The Mystics will face the Aces on Aug. 12 after the Olympic break. The Sky will take on the Storm on Aug. 15.