Arlington, Texas – The Dallas Wings (2-4) bested the Los Angeles Sparks (2-3) 79 – 69 Tuesday night at College Park Center.
The Wings defense held the Sparks to just seven points in the second quarter and 28 points in the first half, both season bests, to set the table for Dallas’s first home win of the season. In addition to stout defense, the Wings also dominated the glass, outrebounding Los Angeles 41 to 24.
On the offensive side of the ball, Wings guard Ty Harris set her career-high in points by netting 18 to lead the team, followed by forward Kayla Thornton, who extended her double-digit scoring streak to five games by dropping 15 points to go along with a team-high seven rebounds.
The Wings next head north to take on the Seattle Storm (5-1) to begin a long five-game road stretch with two games against Seattle, two at Phoenix and the last game at Las Vegas.
- Ogunbowale extended her league-leading and franchise-record double-digit scoring streak to 43 with a three-pointer at the 4:28 mark in the fourth quarter.
- At halftime, the Wings led 38-28, holding their opponent to the lowest halftime score of the season. They did so by holding the Sparks to the lowest-scoring quarter of any Wings opponent in the second quarter at 7 points and the second-lowest scoring quarter in the WNBA this season. The Sparks finished with 69 points, a season-low for a Wings opponent.
- Harris set her career-high in points, dropping 18 to lead the scoring for Dallas.
- Thornton extended her double-digit scoring streak to five games, scoring 15 points on the night.
- With a free throw at the 1:18 mark in the fourth quarter, Kuier scored her first points at College Park Center.
- Mabrey extended her double-digit scoring streak to six games, finishing with 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
- Wings recorded a season-high 21 second-chance points, the first time they have reached 20 points since July 31 against Indiana in the Wubble.