By Allana J. Barefield
Dallas Wings player, Arike Ogunbowale currently leads the WNBA with the highest points per game, averaging 22.2 every game.
Her new career-high was having 39 points against the Washington Mystics. She didn’t realize the number of shots she made until the last moments.
“I saw at the end. One percent of my mind was like ‘let’s just go get this layup but I’ll just dribble it out,’” Ogunbowale, said in a press conference.
At only 23-years-old, Ogunbowale is the 21st player, and the sixth youngest, in the league’s history to score that high. Also, she became the third-quickest player to reach 1,000 career points.
During these games, Ogunbowale admits that she is stressed but can’t let it take over.
“Times like this a lot of people are stressed on the team, so I need to show up and be a leader with confidence and poise so everyone else can calm down,” Ogunbowale said.