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