WNBA: Ogunbowale lifts Wings over depleted Dream

Arike Ogunbowale finished with 21 points, while Kayla Thornton scored a career-high 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting as the Dallas Wings beat the depleted Atlanta Dream 81-68 Saturday night.

Ogunbowale added eight assists and five steals for the Wings as Dallas (13-16) moved into a tie with the Phoenix Mercury for sixth in the WNBA standings with about two weeks left in the regular season.

Dream’s veteran star Tiffany Hayes left the game after an apparent ankle injury early in the second quarter and did not return. Forwards Monique Billings (ankle) and Nia Coffey (knee), as well as guard AD Durr also did not play for Atlanta.

Durr will miss the rest of the season the Dream announced preparing for a hip surgery. The shifty guard was acquired in a trade last month via trade with the New York Liberty. She has played only 43 career WNBA games due injury and COVID-related issues.

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The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 10.7 points in 15 games for Atlanta this season. Rhyne Howard led Atlanta with 22 points, all in the first three quarters. Aari McDonald scored 13 points and Cheyenne Parker 12.

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