Shey Peddy traveled to Brandenton, Fla. with the Mystics, hoping to help Washington repeat as league champions. But on Tuesday night, playing for the Phoenix Mercury, Peddy sent her old team home.
The 5'9'' guard nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer in the single-elimination, first-round postseason matchup to give the Mercury an 85–84 win over Washington.
The No. 5 Mercury trailed 70–59 entering the fourth quarter, but used a 17–0 run, which lasted nearly five minutes, to take a 78–73 lead with 4:23 to play.
Still, Washington remained composed and a late layup by Emma Messeman gave the Mystics a one-point lead with 38.