The Dallas Wings returned to the College Park Center on Sunday to battle the Indiana Fever for the second straight contest.
On Friday in Indiana, the Wings clinched a playoff berth after a 110-100 win over the Fever behind a 40-point performance from Satou Sabally.
Dallas came out a little sluggish, shooting just 8-20 from the field in the first quarter, but we can keep the game close, trailing by just three after one by a score of 23-20.
With 4:00 left in the 2nd quarter, Dallas fought back to take a two-point lead after Satou Sabally drained a three to put the Wings ahead 32-30.
Unfortunately, that lead would not make it to halftime as the Wings trailed 39-36 at the break. Dallas shot just 3-13 from deep in the half.
With the Wings ahead late in the 3rd, Fever point guard Erica Wheeler drained a corner three to put Indiana ahead 56-55, and that was the score heading into the 4th quarter.
With 7:13 to go in the 4th, Satou Sabally hit a turnaround jumper to tie the game at 59, and on the very next possession, Crystal Dangerfield forced a turnover and laid it up on the other end to put the Wings up 61-59. Ind
Kelsey Mitchell was hitting from deep all day, and with 3:27 to go, she knocked down a corner three to make it a 68-69 game in favor of the Wings.
With 29.4 to go, Indiana trailed by three with the ball. Mitchell would hit a HUGE three to tie the game at 78, forcing Dallas to their final possession to try and win the game.
The Wings got a solid look with Crystal Dangerfield missing a pull-up jumper and Arike Ogunbowale getting the offensive rebound and putting up a tough shot, but both fell short and after regulation, we were tied at 78.
Overtime would be dominated by the Fever, who would come out on top 97-84.
It was a tough loss for the Wings, who struggled to get anything going offensively. Dallas shot just 39% from the field and 24% from three.