The 2023 Dallas Wings made franchise history Sunday Night in their 77-74 win over the Phoenix Mercury.
For Dallas, it was their 19th win of the season, their most since moving to Dallas back in 2016.
When asked how the team accomplished that milestone, Head Coach Latricia Trammell gave all the credit to her group of players.
“Every one of those players in that locker room has been a major factor in some way, but I think the buy-in, the will to win the love for one another, the connection that they have, I gotta give them all the credit,” Tramell said.
As for Sunday’s win, Arike Ogunbowale stepped up and led the way in the absence of superstar Satou Sabally.
Ogunbowale has 29 points, including a 4-9 performance from beyond the arc. It was the 19th time this season that Arike has tallied 20 or more points in a game.
With the win, the Wings inched closer to clinching a playoff berth. Dallas’ magic number now sits at just one.
Dallas sits at 19-16 overall on the season, good for 4th place in the WNBA Standings. The Wings are two games ahead of the Minnesota Lynx, who will likely be their first-round opponent.
The 2023 WNBA Playoffs begin on Wednesday, September 13th, with the latest possible date to determine a champion being Friday, October 30th.
The Wings have five games remaining in the regular season, only two of which are against teams that are currently in playoff position. (9/5 vs NYL and 9/10 @ATL).
The next contest for the Wings is this Friday as Dallas travels to take on the Indiana Fever. That game will take place at 6:00 PM and will be broadcast on ION as part of the network’s Friday night WNBA coverage.
Dallas will return home this Sunday, where they will take on that same Indiana Fever at the College Park Center in Arlington.
The tip-off for that game is at 3:00 PM, and plenty of good seats are still available.