Dream Secure Back to Back Wins against Fever

The Atlanta Dream defeated the Indiana Fever 101-79 for the second time of back-to-back meetings in Indiana on Tuesday evening. The Dream’s record against the Fever improves to 29-25 all-time, and 12-18 all-time when playing in Indiana. 

On Sunday Rhyne Howard tied the record for third-most points scored in a game by a Dream rookie with 33 points in a win over Fever on May 15. Her 17 points in the first quarter of that game is tied for the third-most scored in a quarter by a first-year player in the WNBA and the most ever scored by a rookie in a first quarter of any WNBA game.

On Tuesday the Dream started Erica Wheeler, Kristy Wallace, Rhyne Howard, Nia Coffey, and Cheyenne Parker for the sixth time. 

With the win, the Dream moves up to 4-1 this season to tie for first place in the Eastern Conference.

Tanisha Wright’s 4-1 record stands as the best start to a Dream coaching career in franchise history. 

Atlanta had four players score in double digits. Rookie sensation Rhyne Howard led the team in scoring 19 points and captured 100 career points in her first five games of her WNBA career, reaching 102 total.

Cheyenne Parker added a season-high 17 points, while Kristy Wallace scored a season-high 15 points.

“We wanted to make sure that they [the team] were focused. I thought they did a really good job of focusing on and honing in on what we needed to do to win.” said Head Coach Tanisha Wright.

The Atlanta Dream  (4-1) will face the Washington Mystics (4-1) Friday at May 20 at Gateway Center Arena . Tip off is 7:30 p.m. ET.