2019 Atlanta Dream Media Day

Tiffany Hayes

Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points, and the visiting Atlanta Dream squandered a 20-point, second-half lead before pulling out a 77-73 victory over the Dallas Wings on Sunday.

Alex Bentley had 12 points, and Jessica Breland added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Dream (7-22) in a matchup of last-place teams.

Rookie Arike Ogunbowale carried the Wings (9-20) with 29 points. Isabelle Harrison supplied 12 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.Ogunbowale has scored at least 20 points in eight of her last nine games and led the belated comeback.

The Dream are 3-12 on the road this year, but the latest win didn't come easily.

Bentley and Hayes scored 10 points apiece in the opening half as the Dream secured a 37-30 halftime lead. The Wings shot just 31.3 percent and committed nine turnovers.

A Hayes 3-pointer early in the second half bumped Atlanta's lead to 12 at 42-30. A Breland jumper midway through the quarter nudged the lead to 13.

Atlanta reeled off a 13-4 spurt late in the quarter to expand its lead to 60-40. Alaina Coates was the spark plug, scoring six of those points.

But Ogunbowale scored Dallas' last eight points of the quarter to pull within 14 at 62-48 heading into the fourth.

Kayla Thornton hit a three 15 seconds into the fourth quarter to cut Atlanta's lead to 11. Ogunbowale made a jumper with 6:19 left to bring Dallas within seven, 68-61, then followed with a three to make it a four-point game. When Ogunbowale hit another jumper with 5:10 to play, Dallas was only down 69-66.

The Wings knotted the score at 71 apiece with 2:01 left on an Ogunbowale free throw.

Atlanta regained the lead on an Elizabeth Williams putback with 1:05 left. Hayes converted a layup after a Wings turnover for a four-point advantage.

Harrison got it down to two again with a putback, but Hayes answered with two free throws to put the game away.

--Field Level Media

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