Arike Ogunbowale led Dallas’ winning streak by scoring 20+ points in two consecutive games.
The Dallas Wings beat the Seattle Storm in the 2023 WNBA regular league game held at the Climb Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington on the 27th Korean time. Dallas had two consecutive wins and Seattle had two consecutive losses.
Dallas defeated Seattle today with 5 players scoring double-digit points, and 6 players scoring all the team’s points.
Seattle, which is tied for the most wins in the WNBA with four combined wins, couldn’t overcome the void with the retirements of Sue Byrd and Brian January, and the loss of Brianna Stewart and Tina Charles. Jewel Lloyd and Keanus jointly scored 50 points, but despite a fierce chase at the end, they could not overturn the early score difference.안전놀이터
Seattle ran 8-0 with Edge McBegore’s jumper, Nurse’s 3-point shot, and Yvonne Turner’s basket count. But the initial momentum was there.
Dallas counterattacked with Satou Sabali’s goal, and quickly pursued with Ogunbowale’s 3-point shot and Veronica Button’s and Natasha Howard’s points. Dallas, who succeeded in turning around with Ogunbowale’s 3-point shot, widened the score gap with Sabali’s jumper and Howard’s breakthrough, leading 30-21 in the first quarter.
Dallas, which easily turned its 8-point inferiority into a 9-point advantage, was excited in the second quarter as well. Button’s three-point shot was followed by Ogunbowale’s consecutive goals. Seattle struggled with Lloyd, but could not bridge the gap. Sabali’s 3-pointer gave Dallas a 14-point lead.
Nurse’s 3-point shot Seattle took a breather, but the flow did not change. Dallas led 52-41 at the half. All five starting players scored 7 or more points, including Ogunbowale scoring 19 points in the first half alone. Lloyd and Nurse led Seattle’s counterattack, but it was not enough.
Even in the third quarter, Dallas managed the game comfortably, maintaining a lead of more than 10 points. When Mercedes Russell and Turner scored a 9-point gap, Crystal Dangerfield’s 3-point shot and Ogunbo-wail’s basket count countered. With Jasmine Dickie’s 3-point shot, Dallas ran away by 17 points.
The match, which seemed to end easily, increased tension in the fourth quarter, as Seattle burned its last will.
Macbegore’s consecutive points, Lloyd’s three-point shot, and Kayla Charles’ points continued to narrow the score gap to six points. Dallas regained a double-digit lead with Howard’s goal behind the net and Sabali’s free throw.
At the end of the game, Seattle went in pursuit again. Nurse’s 3-point shot and Lloyd’s goal followed. In Dallas, Sabali committed an offensive foul, followed by a 3-point shot by Nurse. 93-91. This time, Howard’s offensive foul was pointed out during the screen process, and Dallas was on the verge of a tie.
However, in an opportunity to tie the game with 1 minute and 5 seconds left, Seattle’s shot missed the rim. On the other hand, Dallas decided the game by scoring under the goal following a decisive offensive rebound 4.8 seconds before the end of Sabali.
Seattle Storm (L2) 91-95 Dallas Wings (W2)
(Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA)
Arike Ogunbowale 39:20 26 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists 3P:3/8
Satou Sabali 31:49 17 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists
Crystal Dazerfield 37:10 17 points, 4 rebounds 3P:3/5
Natasha Howard 39 :20 16 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 blocks (more than Dallas)
Jewel Lloyd 36:58 30 points, 3 assists, 3 blocks 3P:3/8
Keaneers 29:26 20 points, 3 rebounds 3P:6/11
Edge Macbegore 34:37 15 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks
▲ WKBL player record
– Jewel Lloyd (Seattle/former KDB Life Insurance)
36:58 30 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks 3P:3/8
– Natasha Howard (Dallas/former KB, Samsung Life Insurance)
39 :20 16 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals, 4 blocks