The Dallas Wings are back over .500 on the season after picking up two huge wins this week over the Las Vegas Aces and the Indiana Fever.
On Friday night, a sellout crowd packed the College Park Center in Arlington on sneakerhead night to watch the Wings take down the first-place Las Vegas Aces 80-78 in one of the biggest wins in Dallas’ regular season franchise history.
The Wings had all five starters in double figures en route to the upset win over the then 15-1 first-place Aces. After the game, first-year Wings head coach Latricia Trammell cried tears of joy as she walked off the court.
After the game, Trammell said:
“They just deserve it… sometimes the adversity these players go through that people don’t even know about, and to have them still fight and come together…These are tears for them.“
The large crowd who packed the park on Friday made a difference down the stretch of the Wings’ two-point victory, which came down to the final possession.
Wings forward Natasha Howard said:
“They [the fans] gave us a lot of energy, we were so happy that the park was packed tonight, and we needed everybody, and the fans gave us everything that we needed tonight, so thank y’all.”
On Sunday, the Wings would not have home-court advantage as they traveled to Indiana to take on the Fever. Dallas has struggled on the road this season, with just a 1-7 record coming into Sunday’s contest.
The Wings would be able to put those struggles past them and pick up a huge 77-76 win on the road against the Indiana Fever to push their record to 10-9.
Despite winning by just two, Dallas was up by as many as 13 at one point, but it was still nice to see the Wings be able to win back-to-back close games.
Arike Ogunbowale took over in the 4th quarter, going on a 10-0 personal run to help seal it for Dallas. That run was part of a 28-point, 4 rebound, and 5 assist performance for the Wings All-Star.
The Wings’ 10-9 record on the season is good for 6th place in the WNBA standings. At the end of the season, the top eight teams will play in the WNBA playoffs, which begin on September 13th.
Dallas will play one final game before the All-Star Break this Wednesday at 12:00 PM CST on the road against the Minnesota Lynx. Fans can catch that game on Bally Sports Southwest Extra and on Twitter.
The WNBA All-Star game will take place this Saturday at 7:00 PM from Las Vegas.
The Wings will send both Arike Ogunbowale and Satou Sabally to the star-studded event. Ogunbowale will be a part of Team Wilson, while Sabally will play on Team Stewart.