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Fever lose to Wings, drop seventh straight



Indianapolis, Indiana – Arike Ogunbowale led the Dallas Wings to a 77-76 victory over Indiana on Sunday, the Fever’s eighth straight loss, and finished with 28 points overall.

With 16 seconds left, Teaira McCowan missed two free throws, giving Indiana a chance to win. However, Lexie Hull’s 3-point attempt from the left corner missed the rim as time ran out.

With 4:37 remaining, Ogunbowale, who had 14 points in the fourth, hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 68, and 94 seconds later, she sank three free throws to give her team a 75-68 lead. She had a pair of mid-range jumpers to fill in the gaps.

Before Ogunbowale took another jump shot to give the Fever a 77-74 lead, the Fever scored six straight points. However, Nalyssa Smith’s putback with 35 seconds left brought the game back within one point.

For the Wings (10-9), Natasha Howard had 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 blocks.

Indiana (5-14) was led by Aliyah Boston’s 18 points, and Smith added 17. The Fever’s home record is 1-6.

Before the Fever came back, Dallas controlled the third quarter, which included nine ties and 13 lead changes.