Atlanta Dream backcourt shoots the lights out.

The backcourt power duo of Chennedy Carter and Courtney Williams led Atlanta Dream (4-13) to victory, 102-90, over Indiana Fever (5-12) in Bradenton.

Carter and Williams combined for 44 of the team’s 102 points. Each of them having 22 points. This was the backcourt that head coach Nikki Collen has hoped to use since the start of the season.

The Dream and the Fever were getting easy shots in transition to start out the opening period resulting in a tied score, 27-27, at the end of the period. Both scoring buckets from inside the paint and three-point range. 

It was the balanced effort of the Dream that paved the way to their win. Three other payers scored in double digits. Betnijah Laney and Elizabeth Williams added 16 and 10.

Glory Johnson added 13 points off the bench and shot 3-of-6 from behind the three-point line to lead Atlanta to a blistering 10-of-20 from deep as a team. Blake Dietrick also had a good contribution with seven points and five assists.

Atlanta Dream shot 53.6 percent, including 10 of 20 from beyond the arc, and went 18-for-22 from the free-throw line. Their chance of making the playoffs is still alive as they try to bid for the eighth spot.

Indiana loses their fifth consecutive game.

Kelsey Mitchell tried her best to get her team their sixth win but to no avail. She scored 20 points with 50 percent shooting from the field. She has been the Fever’s leading scorer this season.

Three other players scored in double digits. Teaira McCowan with a near double-double, 20 points, and seven rebounds. Tiffany Mitchell and Natalie Achonwa added 14 and 10 points respectively.

The Fever had a blow to the team with Candice Dupree, their veteran scorer, who suffered a back injury with just 13 minutes of playing time tonight.

The loss drops Indiana to 1.5 games behind the Dallas Wings. They are currently sitting at the ninth spot with five games left in regular season.

Get more great WNBA content at The Every Day Fan Spots.

Spread the word. Share this post!

About the Author