It was no secret that the Wings desperately needed a win on Tuesday when they took on the Atlanta Dream at the College Park Center.

Coming into the game, Dallas had lost three in a row, including two against teams with losing records. The Wings had an ample opportunity to bring their record back to .500 on the season at home on Tuesday, where they have been relatively successful with a 4-2 record this season.

After a sloppy first quarter, the Wings found themselves ahead 20-15. Dallas turned the ball over 8 times in the first, yet did enough to stay ahead. 

Teaira McCowan made her presence felt in the first quarter after returning from Turkish National Team Duties. What the Wings lacked down low, McCowan made up for by having two blocks and four rebounds in the first. 

Arike Ogunbowale followed up her career-high 41 on Saturday vs. the Storm with 12 quick first-quarter points to lead all scorers after one. 

At the half, the Wings lead swelled as they led by a score of 43-32 as they limited turnovers down to just three after committing eight in the first. 

Dallas’ defense helped them build that lead as they held the Dream to 32% from the field and 11% from deep.

Arike Ogunbowale led all scorers with 16, followed by 10 from Natasha Howard and 8 from Teaira McCowan.

The Wings started the second half by absolutely dominating the 3rd quarter! Dallas was putting on a show on the defensive end by holding the Dream to just 27% from the field after three. 

Atlanta could not buy a basket in the 3rd, and as a result, the Wings put this game out of hand, with the score being 71-50 after three. The 4th quarter was much of the same as Dallas continued to dominate to secure the win!!! 

Natasha Howard led the way with 23 points, followed by Arike Ogunbowale’s 21 and Satou Sabally’s 19. 

Overall, a much-needed win for the Wings, who would take this one by a final of 85-73!
Dallas dominated the defensive end of the floor, holding the Dream to just 33% shooting from the field and 22% from deep. 

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