Dream fall to Fever 77-93

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What seemed to be an energetic start for Atlanta ended with a lethargic defeat when the Fever walked away with a win on Sunday at IMG Academy in Bradenton Fl.

Early in the 1st quarter Chennedy Carter helped Atlanta lead Indiana 10-0.

The Fever finally scored midway through the 1st quarter when Julie Allemand landed a 3 pointer to put the score at 3-10. At the end of 1st quarter the Dream could not stop Indiana from scoring and was down by 8 points.

In the 2nd quarter Jaylen Agnew came off the bench and landed two 3 pointers to help the team narrow the scoring gap by 10.  Even with efforts by vet Elizabeth Williams and rookie Chennedy Carter, at the half Indiana led by 6 points.

Indiana stayed locked in defensively and pounced on Atlanta. Chennedy Carter picked up foul trouble early in the game while the team struggled with missed layups and turnovers. In the end Kelsey Mitchell and Candace Dupree carried the Fever to a 93-77 victory.

“She has gotten herself in foul trouble in three of our four games. She is fouling jump shooters, probably over aggressive against Sabrina [Ionescu] the other night, got herself in foul trouble early. I would say that’s, right now through four games, what I’m the most concerned with because that takes her off of the floor. What I’m most excited about is I just think she’s explosive off the bounce.” said Coach Nicki about Chennedy Carter’s game and what she needs to work.

Courtney Williams led the team in scoring and collected her first double-digit scoring effort of the season with 18 points points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists.

Both Chennedy Carter, and Elizabeth poured in 15 points. This was Carter’s fourth straight double-digit effort to start her career. Williams has finished in double-digit scoring in all four games this season.

Betnijah Laney rounded off the scoring efforts with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists against her former team.

“I thought she played more comfortably. I thought she played more comfortably off the ball. said Coach Nicki about Courtney Williams. “I had Blake Dietrick run the point and get [Courtney Williams] the ball. In actions I had [Courtney Williams] in with Chennedy more. I think that helps. I think you want to play to and through Courtney, but I think she’s more suited to play off the ball and then run her into actions.”

Up Next: The Atlanta Dream (2-2) will take on the Phoenix Mercury (2-2) tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Stay tuned for more updates and coverage of the WNBA/Atlanta Dream 2020 Season.

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