The Dallas Wings (10-20) return home from Chicago with a victory to host the Washington Mystics (22-8) for a 7 p.m. tip at College Park Center. The Wings will celebrate Noche Latina for it’s second to last home game of the season and will have an Acme Brick Block Party outside of Gate 4 at 5 p.m. featuring food, games and live entertainment.
Wings Rookie of the Year candidate Arike Ogunbowale continues to rewrite the record books and her 35-point game against the Chicago Sky was no exception. Ogunbowale is the only rookie to ever score 35 or more on multiple occasions, is the lone rookie to have seven consecutive games of 20 or more and she joins Candance Parker as the only first-year player to score 35 points, hand out five assists and grab five rebounds in a single-game.
The Notre Dame product is on fire during the month of August as well. She’s averaging 24.4 points per game on 44.4 percent shooting from the field and 44.9 percent from beyond the three-point line and is handing out 3.7 assists per game. Her 17.7 points per game for the season rank her fifth in the league overall for scoring and her 2.8 dimes per game are tied for second amongst top 10 scorers.
Ogunbowale was aided by Isabelle Harrison’s first back-to-back double-doubles of her career in the win, racking up a season-high 18 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Allisha Gray added 16 points and Johnson chipped in 10 in the effort.
This is the first and only time the Wings and Mystics will meet in Texas this season. Washington bested Dallas 86-82 the last time the two squads met back on June 9.