‘3 starting players, 20+ points’ Dallas defeated Atlanta
Dallas, with Ogunbowale’s explosive scoring power, beat Atlanta in the last minute pursuit and reported their first win of the season. Natasha Howard (Dallas) and Cheyenne Parker (Atlanta), who were also active in the WKBL, both performed very well with double-doubles.
The Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 85-78 in the 2023 WNBA home opener held at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas on the 21st Korean time.토토사이트
Dallas had three players score 20 or more points.
Arike Ogunbowale, who dominated the first half, scored 27 points and 4 rebounds, including 4 3-pointers, and Satou Sabali, who succeeded 3 3-pointers, scored 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Natasha Howard recorded a double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists) to keep her team victorious.
Atlanta’s Howard also recorded a double-double. In Atlanta, where Rein Howard contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds, including 4 3-pointers, Cheyenne Parker also recorded a double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists), Asia Der scored 12 points, and Alicia Gray contributed 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. did.
The balance between the two teams, which had been tight in the first quarter, was broken at the start of the second quarter. Dallas, which led 21-18 in the first quarter, held Atlanta scoreless for the first four minutes of the second quarter, and quickly widened the score with Ogunbowale’s explosive attack.
Ogunbowale scored 12 consecutive points in 3 minutes and brought the mood of the game to Dallas in an instant. He got a basket count through a breakthrough under the goal, and succeeded in consecutive layups following a free throw. He then made a 3-point shot and made it 33-18 in an instant.
Atlanta, who wanted to change the atmosphere through operation time, pursued with Cheyenne Parker’s footback score and Asia the jumper, but Dallas scored with Sato Sabali and Natasha Howard, and Ogunbowale scored a stepback 3-pointer. He ran away with a 22-point lead.
Dallas finished the first half with a 47-30 lead over Atlanta, which was pursued by Rein Howard and Naz Hillman. While Atlanta’s field goal percentage in the first half was only 28.2%, Dallas had an advantage with 43.2%. In particular, Ogunbowale scored 20 points in the first half alone, including three 3-pointers.
The game, which had been progressing with Dallas’ one-sided dominance, changed in the second half. Parker’s goal under the goal and Nia Coffey’s 3-point shot helped Atlanta quickly approach with a 9-point lead. Dallas, who took a breather with Howard and Jasmine Dickie’s points, ran away with Ogunbowale’s points at every turn, but Atlanta also relentlessly pursued them.
Dallas consistently maintained a lead of around 10 points. When Atlanta closed the gap, the trend of Dallas running away was repeated.
However, at the end of the game, Atlanta terribly showed their back. Ari Macdonald’s 3-point shot exploded, and with Parker’s free throw and Gray’s basket count, 1 minute and 4 seconds before the end, it was followed by 3 points.
However, in the ensuing attack, Line Howard and Parker’s attack failed, and Dallas, who obtained a free throw due to an opponent’s team foul, calmly added the score. In the end, Dallas struggled to beat Atlanta’s pursuit and decorated their home opener with a victory.
▲ Player record from WKBL
– Cheyenne Parker (Atlanta/former Hana One Q)
29:55 18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
– Natasha Howard (Dallas/former KB, Samsung Life Insurance)
34:25 20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks