Photo: Compton
Photo: Compton

Wings get first win of season by defeating Dream

The Wings (1-5) took control with a 17-4 run to lead 45-40 on Gray’s driving layup with 1:47 left in the third quarter. The Dream (1-5) cut the deficit to 45-44 by the end of the period, but Dallas pushed its lead to 65-53 and held on for the final three minutes.

Elizabeth Williams had 16 points, Tiffany Hayes scored 15 and Alex Bentley added 11 for Atlanta. The Dream led for most of the first half with their largest lead of the game at 32-23.

Atlanta’s Jessica Breland blocked one shot and reached 299 career blocks. One more block and she will become the 19th player in WNBA history to achieve the 300-block milestone.

Atlanta has lost five in a row since beating Dallas 76-72 in the season opener for both teams.

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