Dallas had a two-point lead at halftime before Oganbowale started running.
NEW YORK – Arica Ogunboyle scored 18 of 21 points in the second half, and on Sunday the Dallas Wings defeated the New York Liberty 81-71.
Dallas (2-1) had an advantage of two points at the break before Oganbowale started running. In the third quarter, she scored 12 points, including a three-pointer that made the score 62-52 at 1:55 by the end of that period.
“I would just say that’s how the game came to me,” Ogunboweil said. “Personally, I didn’t score much in the first half, but my team held it back.”
In the fourth quarter, “New York” (1-3) was within five, but could not get close thanks to Oganbowell and Isabel Harrison, who finished with 18 points.
“We just took what the defense gave us,” Dallas coach Vicki Johnson said. “We took a few quick shots, but mostly we moved the basketball and found an open person. When we get to our seats, we can find open people, and we have players who can shoot. ”
Sabrina Ianescu scored 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead Liberty. Natasha Howard scored 14 points, missing 14 of 15 throw attempts in the last game.
“It was inside me. My teammates trusted me, and it gave me back my confidence, ”Howard said. “It was a rollback.”
New York fell three in a row.
Khan Sue of New York saw long minutes with Stephanie Dolson in trouble with the offense and scored 10 points. Central from China 6 feet 10 feet tall is a crowd favorite and ended his career just under a 12-point high set in 2019. She missed the last two seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic and played for the Chinese Olympic team last summer.
“She’s always ready with Khan when her number is called,” Howard said. “She always invests her work. I’m happy with what she did on the court. She helped us a lot. “
New York started a hot start and took the lead from Howard 9-2 before Dallas scored 15 of the next 17 points. In the quarter Gray scored 10 points, and after one “Wings” led with a score of 26-22. Dallas had a 39-37 advantage at the break.
It’s always special for coach Wings Johnson when she returns to New York. She starred for Liberty from 1997 to 2005 and is part of the Honorary Ring franchise.
In the tank
New York City security guard Didi Richards dropped out after re-exacerbating a right hamstring injury on Friday. She played four minutes in that game, and coach Sandy Brandel said there was no Richards return schedule … Guard Rebecca Allen returned to the team after losing in the Spanish League final. She didn’t get dressed for the game, but could play Tuesday in the team’s next game against Connecticut.
The Wings will meet with Washington Mystics on Tuesday, May 17, at the College Park Center in Arlington. Hint at 19:00 on CT.
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