Dallas Wings basketball is back!! First-year head Coach Latricia Tramell and the Wings were back at the Park to take on the Atlanta Dream in a nationally televised game on ABC. 

The first quarter was much of a back-and-forth battle between the two teams who are very familiar with each other. A last-second shot by Arike Ogunbowale had Dallas in front 21-18 after one. 

At the beginning of the second quarter, the Wings began to swell their lead out. The Wings went on a 19-0 run and led 33-18 at the 6:24 mark in the second. Arike Ogunbowale led the Wings with 17, including a score of a full-court pass from Veronica Burton.

When the Dream called a timeout with 2:18 left to go in the first half, the scoreboard at the College Park Center read 45-23 Wings. Arike Ogunbowale was officially cooking with 20 points to lead all scorers.

At halftime, the Wings led by 17 points by a score of 47-30, and the head coaching debut of Latricia Trammell could not have been off to a better start. Dallas had Arike Ogunbowale (20), Natasha Howard (11), and Satou Sabally (10) all in double figures.

The second half opened with a wild circus shot from Satou Sabally as she threw one off the top of the backboard and in for an and-one. At one point, Atlanta pulled the game to within ten points trailing just 41-50, but a Dallas run instantly washed out that run to put the Wings up 59-46 with 4:07 left in the 3rd. 

The second half opened with a wild circus shot from Satou Sabally as she threw one off the top of the backboard and in for an and-one. At one point, Atlanta pulled the game to within ten points trailing just 41-50, but a Dallas run instantly washed out that run to put the Wings up 59-46 with 4:07 left in the 3rd. 

The Dream did a good job of hanging around in this one throughout the stretch; with 4:30 to go in the game, the Wings led by just 9 points at 77-68.  Things started to get sloppy at the end for the Wings as two missed layups and a turnover put Atlanta within 6.

After a Wings’ timeout, former Dallas star Alisha Gray hit a huge and one to make it a one-possession game with under a minute left. However, Dallas was able to hold on. 


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