WNBA: Satou Sabally, Dallas Wings dominate boards in win over Mystics

Satou Sabally had arguably the most effective sport of her All-Star starter season Sunday afternoon and her Dallas Wings outrebounded an Elena Delle Donne- and Shakira Austin-less Washington Mystics crew 54-24 en path to an 89-72 win at Faculty Park Heart in Arlington, Texas.

Sabally completed with 27 factors, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. She was 2-of-2 from three and 9-of-14 from the sector.

After being held scoreless within the first half, Arike Ogunbowale scored 15 factors for Dallas (8-8) in a 3rd quarter that noticed the Wings improve their lead from 4 to 18. She completed with 17 factors and 5 helpers. Teaira McCowan added 10 factors, 11 boards, 4 assists and two steals to the successful trigger whereas Natasha Howard was good for 13 factors and 6 rebounds.

Delle Donne was injured in Washington’s Friday loss to the Atlanta Dream.

The Mystics (9-7) had been additionally with out Austin (hip), Kristi Toliver (foot) and Li Meng (abroad dedication) so it’s actually not that shocking that they misplaced this sport. They had been actually at an obstacle, lacking 4 nice gamers. The Wings had been with out Diamond DeShields (knee) and Lou Lopez Sénéchal (knee), however weren’t lacking fairly as a lot expertise because the Mystics.

Dallas closed the third on a 16-4 run, which began with a Sabally 3-point play. Kalani Brown then made a layup, which was adopted by an Ogunbowale fadeaway three from the left nook. A Sabally left-wing three and an Ogunbowale 3-point play closed the run.

A 12-4 Wings run within the second introduced the rating from 20-16 Mystics to 28-24 Dallas. Washington would tie it at 31 on a Brittney Sykes transition layup, however the Wings would rating the following 4 factors and lead the remainder of the way in which.

The primary was outlined by a 7-0 Mystics run, an 8-0 Wings run and at last, a 5-0 Mystics run that put the guests up 18-14 coming into the second.

With the sport tied at 6, Washington went on its 7-0 run. Ariel Atkins made a right-corner three and a deep two after which Shatori Walker-Kimbrough made a mid-range fade from the left baseline. Dallas answered with the 8-0 run, which made it 14-13 in its favor. Sabally highlighted the run with a reverse layup and added two free throws. Walker-Kimbrough was answerable for all however one level of the 5-0 run.

With frontcourt gamers in Delle Donne and Austin out, Tianna Hawkins performed a season-high 36:35 for the Mystics, ending with eight factors, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Atkins paced Washington with 20 factors, including three steals. Sykes chipped in with 15 factors, 5 boards, three helpers and three swipes.

Dallas gained area aim share 44.6 to 34.3. The Mystics shot simply 4-of-25 from past the arc. The Wings gained regardless of shedding the turnover margin by 9.