Arike Ogunboel’s heroism puts Dallas behind Washington in OT

Bradenton, Fla. – Arike Ogunobel scored a career-high 99 points, including a tie-pointer with 4.7 seconds left in regulation, and the Dallas Wings beat the Washington Mystics with a 101-94 overtime win on Sunday.

The win gave Dallas a place in the final playoffs and a 1-1 / 2-game lead against Washington in a tiebreaker between the teams. Dallas defeated Washington during overtime on Aug. 21.

Ogunboel hit a 3-pointer and then a jumper with 3:23 overtime left and Dallas (7-12) led for the rest. This was Wings’ first lead after making a pair of free throws with Ogunboel: 17: 1 with before halftime.

With 0.7 seconds in control, his 3-pointer tied it at 86 points to force an extra session.

Mystics used 9-0 in less than three minutes for a 42-33 advantage just before half-time. Ariel Atkins scored 12 runs in Washington’s 2nd-2nd-quarter points and the Mystics led 44-38 at the break. Atkins’ points marked his career-high for a quarter of a total.

Sato Sabali scored 19 points, Alisha Gray 14 and Marina Mabre 12 for Dallas.

For Washington, Atkins (5-13) scored 22, Maisha Hines-Allen scored 20 with 13 rebounds and six assists, Emma Misman (116) and Lailani Mitchell (13).

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