• Fago Franklin III

Wings struggled late in second half to be defeated by the Sky, 82-79

Bradenton, FL- With under two minutes left in the game against the Chicago Sky, the Wings could not stop the Sky from scoring in the paint and lost the game 82-79.


Tyasha Harris and Bella Alarie struggled for the most part against the Sky, as they combined for 9 points. The Sky made Harris indecisive with driving to the lane, as well as her shot selection. Usually, Harris can hit midrange shots, but she passed on shooting opportunity and tried to force-feed her teammates, which turned into turnovers. Outside of Arike Ogunbowale, who finished the game with 26 points, everybody else struggled throughout the night.


Head Coach Brian Agler had this to say about the loss; “It's a tough loss for us. We competed hard and we worked to get ourselves back in the game and got the lead a couple of times, which is good, but we have to find a way to get off to better starts.


The Wings are a young and talented team that needs to build more chemistry within each other. The effort that they had in the second half against the Sky to try to climb out a double-digit lead was one of the bright spots that can be improved. Ogunbowale has always been a leader and an upbeat person to encourage her team when they are down and that was what sparked a 12-6 run in the fourth quarter. The Wings climbed out of a huge hole and made it very interesting at the end of regulation.

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