The Wings Drop Their Season Opener Against the Dream, 105-95
Orlando- Turnovers for the Dallas Wings late in the fourth quarter was the key factor in their first loss of the season against the Atlanta Dream, 105-95.
In the season opener for the Dallas Wings, the Wings had great contributions by their rookies Tyasha Harris and Satou Sabally, who went on a streaky shooting spree. Both women found their stroke early on and it helped the Wings compete with the Dream in the first three-quarters of play. Harris finished the game with 13 points and Sabally finished with 11 points. The Wings had trouble with the inside presence of the Dream, as Betnijah Laney was just too much as she finished the game with 19 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assist.
Late into the fourth quarter, turnovers killed the Wings as they tried to cut the deficit down, but crucial mistakes and bad passes halted any type of comeback. Even though the Wings lost by 10 at the end of regulation, there were some bright spots that could work in the Wings' favor. The Wings' bench produced 35 points, which is a great factor to have when you have players that can step up big when they are called on. It shows you the type of talent that they have on the bench. Allisha Gray finished with 19 points and she is coming into her own with being the vocal leader that the Wings need. She has improved her decision making and her three-point shot.
After it was said and done, players didn't want to talk about the game, but more so on the social issues in the world. "The importance is to keep the spotlight where it needs to be kept. A lot of people were debating whether or not to come into the bubble because of social justice. This is a big reason why we are all standing together and speaking her name continuously so she is not forgotten and so she gets the justice she deserves.”