Arike Ogunbowale drops 37 points in Wings’ victory vs. Mercury

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Arike Ogunbowale put on a show Thursday night, scoring 37 points to lead the Dallas Wings to a 94-84 win over the Phoenix Mercury.

Her impressive tally marked the most points scored by a player in a single game so far this season and her highest-scoring game since 2020.

Ogunbowale drained five of her 11 attempted 3-point shots while notching five assists and four rebounds.

Marina Mabrey added to the Wings’ offensive performance with 13 points and a career-high ten assists, while Allisha Gray contributed 16 points and five blocks.

Diana Taurasi had a strong night of her own. With her 31 points, she scored at least 30 points in a game for the 50th time in her career.

The Wings, however, outshot the Mercury 47.2 percent to 39.7 percent from the field and 44 percent to 20.8 percent from deep. Phoenix was without top-scorer Skylar Diggins-Smith, who was sidelined with a non-COVID illness.

Dallas improves to a 3-2 record on the season following Thursday’s win, while Phoenix falls to 2-3.