Jul 18, 2023 - Sports

The Dallas Wings are on fire in the WNBA

Satou Sabally and Arike Ogunbowale participated in the WNBA Skills Challenge last week in Las Vegas. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Dallas Wings are soaring this month with a three-game winning streak and second seed in the WNBA's Western Conference.

Driving the news: Last week, the team beat the Minnesota Lynx by 40 points and set a new record for the largest margin of victory in Wings franchise history. Their previous record was 37 points in 2000.

  • Wings' forward Natasha Howard was named the Western Conference's Player of the Week last week, heading into the All-Star break.

State of play: So far this season, the Wings rank highest in the league for rebounds per game and are tied for fourth for total points per game.

  • But the Las Vegas Aces, the 2022 champions, remain a key competitor as the top seed in the Western Conference with a 19-2 record.

Meanwhile: Wings players Arike Ogunbowale and Satou Sabally showcased their talent on a national platform during the All-Star festivities last weekend.

  • Ogunbowale and Sabally were the third-highest scorers on their respective teams in the main matchup, with over 20 minutes of playing time each.
  • Ogunbowale also placed third in the 3-point contest.

What's next: The Wings take on the New York Liberty in Brooklyn Wednesday and return home to play the L.A. Sparks in Arlington on Saturday.


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