Ogunbowale leads WNBA to all-star game victory; Sky's Quigley wins 3-point contest

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • United States' Breanna Stewart shoots over Team WNBA's DeWanna Bonner during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

    United States' Breanna Stewart shoots over Team WNBA's DeWanna Bonner during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

  • Team WNBA's Kahleah Copper shoots around United States' Chelsea Gray during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

    Team WNBA's Kahleah Copper shoots around United States' Chelsea Gray during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

  • United States' Jewell Loyd passes around Team WNBA's Betnijah Laney during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

    United States' Jewell Loyd passes around Team WNBA's Betnijah Laney during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

  • Team WNBA's Satou Sabally passes around United States' Napheesa Collier, center, and Sylvia Fowles during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

    Team WNBA's Satou Sabally passes around United States' Napheesa Collier, center, and Sylvia Fowles during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

  • Team WNBA's DeWanna Bonner, left, and United States' Napheesa Collier battle for a rebound during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

    Team WNBA's DeWanna Bonner, left, and United States' Napheesa Collier battle for a rebound during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

  • Team WNBA's Dearica Hamby, left, and Liz Cambage embrace before a WNBA All-Star basketball game against the United States, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

    Team WNBA's Dearica Hamby, left, and Liz Cambage embrace before a WNBA All-Star basketball game against the United States, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas.

  • Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky holds up the trophy after winning the 3-point contest during halftime of a WNBA All-Star basketball game Wednesday in Las Vegas.

    Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky holds up the trophy after winning the 3-point contest during halftime of a WNBA All-Star basketball game Wednesday in Las Vegas. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 7/15/2021 6:44 AM

LAS VEGAS -- Arike Ogunbowale scored 26 points and the WNBA All-Star team beat the U.S. Olympic team 93-85 on Wednesday night in the league's All-Star Game.

It wasn't a typical All-Star Game, with the two teams playing hard on both ends of the court for the entire game. Usually there isn't much defense played until late in the fourth quarter.

 

The WNBA team led 75-73 midway through the fourth quarter before Ogunbowale had a four-point play to extend the advantage to six.

The Olympic squad closed within 83-78 before Ogunbowale, who earned MVP honors for the game, hit another 3-pointer and posed to the crowd, which included many current and former WNBA players and team owners.

The Olympic team cut its deficit to 91-85 and had a chance to get closer, but Courtney Williams blocked A'ja Wilson's shot with 1:15 left and they could get no closer.

The U.S. squad has won 49 consecutive Olympic contests dating to 1992.

Brittney Griner scored 17 points and Breanna Stewart had 15 to lead the Olympic team, which had been 3-0 in previous games against WNBA select squads.

Quigley wins 3-point contest again:

Allie Quigley won the 3-point shootout for a third time, beating 6-foot-6 Jonquel Jones in the final. Quigley hit nine of her final 10 shots, including all five from the wing on her "money ball" rack.

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Each of those was worth two points. Quigley, who also won the title in 2017 and 2018 got a hug from her wife and Chicago Sky teammate Courtney Vandersloot after the victory.

Quigley said that it would be the last time she competed in the contest, which drew boos from the fans.

The WNBA will donate $10,000 to the Patrick Quigley Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of her dad.

Sami Whitcomb and Jewell Loyd shot well, but couldn't advance to the finals.

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