Ogunbowale heroics leads Dallas past Washington in OT 101-94

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 39 points, including a tying 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left in regulation, and the Dallas Wings beat the Washington Mystics with a 101-94 overtime win on Sunday.

The victory gave Dallas a 1 1/2-game lead over Washington for the final playoff spot and the tiebreaker between the teams. Dallas also beat Washington 101-92 in overtime on Aug. 21.

Ogunbowale hit a 3-pointer and followed with a jumper with 3:23 left in overtime and Dallas (7-12) led for the remainder. It was the Wings’ first lead since Ogunbowale made a pair of free throws with 6:17 before halftime.

Her 3-pointer with a 0.7 seconds left in regulation tied it at 86 apiece to force the extra session.

The Mystics used a 9-0 run in just less than three minutes for a 42-33 advantage right before halftime. Ariel Atkins scored 12 of Washington’s 27 second-quarter points and the Mystics led 44-38 at intermission. Atkins’ point total marked her career-high for a single quarter.

Satou Sabally scored 19 points for Dallas, Allisha Gray 14 and Marina Mabrey 12.

Atkins scored 22 for Washington (5-13), Myisha Hines-Allen scored 20 with 13 rebounds and six assists, Emma Meesseman scored 16 and Leilani Mitchell 13.

Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up