ATLANTA – Skylar Diggins recorded 15 points in the first quarter and finished with a season-high 29 points, as the Wings fell to the Dream in a close game, 93-88.
Diggins scored 19 first-half points to send the Wings to the half with a 52-50 lead. She finished the night 11-for-13 behind the line and two blocked shots.
Veteran Plenette Pierson also recorded double figures for the night. Pierson scored 15 points and seven assists and is now five points shy of her 4,000th career point. Karima Christmas ended the night with 11 points and eight rebounds.
Rashanda Gray ended the night with 22 points for the Dream, while Angle McCoughtry was held to 14.
The Wings will head to the Olympic break and return to action at the College Park Center, August 28, as they host the Chicago Sky for Back To School Day presented by Texas Life Insurance. Special group packages are available and can be purchased by calling (817) 469-9464.
DALLAS WING POSTGAME NOTES
- The Dallas Wings played without the service of Glory Johnson who is currently out to injury after fracturing her right foot.
- Skylar Diggins matched a season-high with 29 points for Dallas, 15 of which came in the first quarter in Friday’s 93-88 loss.
- Dallas sees its losing streak extended to six games following the defeat.
- Diggins has now recorded 20 or more points in four games this season.
DALLAS WING POSTGAME QUOTES
Dallas Wings Guard Skylar Diggins
On the loss…
“First off, you have to give credit to Atlanta. They’re a physical team, and they protected their home court. For us, this is not the way we wanted to go out into the Olympic break. We’ve lost six straight, two in overtime, and four under five points. For us, it’s about finishing games. Unfortunately for us, our trend is falling behind by double-digits and burning energy trying to get back into games. So for us, we have to get our leads, sustain our leads and finish the games.”
On matching season-high in points…
“I just got in a groove and did what my team needed me to do, but none of it matters if we don’t win the game. So I was just trying to be aggressive and help my team out, but you have to give credit to Atlanta for protecting their home court.”
On games following the Olympic Break…
“We still have nine games left. It’s going to be intense, and I think that every game from now on will be a playoff type game going down the stretch. We went 8-2 in our last 10 games, so hopefully, we can get healthy, come together, and make a push to the playoffs.”
Dallas Wings Guard Odyssey Sims
On the game…
“Atlanta did a good job protecting their home court. We didn’t play a complete game. They beat us on the boards and got a lot of second-chance points.”