Wings beat Fever behind Arike Ogunbowale’s strong second half

Wings beat Fever behind Arike Ogunbowale’s strong second half

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Arike Ogunbowale scored 16 of her 22 points in the second half and the Dallas Wings handed the Indiana Fever a club-record 12th straight loss, 96-86 on Sunday.

Teaira McCowan finished with 17 points for Dallas (12-15), while Allisha Gray scored 16 with three steals. Kayla Thornton pitched in with 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

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Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale (24) holds off Indiana Fever guard Tiffany Mitchell (25) in the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 24, 2022. 

Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale (24) holds off Indiana Fever guard Tiffany Mitchell (25) in the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 24, 2022.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Gray scored 10 of her 11 first-half points in the second quarter to help Dallas rally from a 23-17 first-period deficit to a 45-39 lead at halftime.

Gray hit a 3-pointer to push the lead to 10 just 1:11 into the third quarter and the Wings stayed in front from there. Dallas improved to .500 on the road with its seventh win.

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Dallas Wings guard Marina Mabrey (3) is defended by Indiana Fever guard Danielle Robinson (3) in the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 24, 2022. 

Dallas Wings guard Marina Mabrey (3) is defended by Indiana Fever guard Danielle Robinson (3) in the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 24, 2022.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Kelsey Mitchell led Indiana (5-25) with a season-high 34 points. She added six assists, five rebounds and three steals. Nalyssa Smith added 16 points, while Queen Egbo scored 14. Indiana fell to 3-12 at home.

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