ARLINGTON, TEXAS – Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell continued to add to her WNBA All-Star candidacy with 22 points, which is her league-leading 11th game of the season scoring at least 20 points. Mitchell and the Indiana Fever dropped their first of four consecutive road games Thursday night in a 94-68 loss to the Dallas Wings. Indiana falls to 5-14 on the season while Dallas improves to 9-9.
Dallas got off to a hot start in the first quarter, hitting six of its first eight attempts from three-point range and leading Indiana by 15. The Wings continued to hold on to its lead in the second quarter, led by guard Arike Ogunbowale’s 16 first-half points. Kelsey Mitchell was right behind her with 14 of her 22 points coming in the first half.
Coming out of halftime, Mitchell was 3-of-4 shooting in the third quarter, while the rest of the team was 3-of-11.
In her WNBA debut, rookie guard Khayla Pointer scored six of Indiana’s 14 points in the fourth quarter. Rookie center Queen Egbo had her first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Victoria Vivians also had her 12th game this season scoring double-digits with 10 points.
For Dallas, Ogunbowale led the Wings with 24 points, six assists and five steals. Forward Isabelle Harrison scored 16 points and center Teaira McCowan chipped in her second double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Fever play two consecutive games at the Phoenix Mercury beginning Monday at 10 p.m. ET.
Monday’s game will be streamed on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.