BRADENTON, Fla. – In just her third WNBA game, Julie Allemand solidified her name in the Indiana Fever record book. The rookie guard from Belgium tied a franchise record for most assists in a regular-season game with 11 in the 76-73 loss against the Dallas Wings.
The Fever (1-2) held a 14-point lead in the third quarter, but 19 points and 10 assists in the second half from rookie forward Satou Sabally helped the Wings snap a four-game losing streak against Indiana. Sabally finished with a game-high 23 points and 17 rebounds.
Indiana’s bench aided as much as possible in the first of two matchups this season with Dallas. Stephanie Mavunga tied a career-high 10 points and set a new personal best with eight rebounds in just under 15 minutes of action. Kennedy Burke, who was acquired last season after being waived by Dallas, ended her night with seven points and a career-best six rebounds.
More Fever players moved up the record book on Friday night. In the first half, Natalie Achonwa snagged four rebounds to become the fifth leading rebounder in franchise history. Achonwa left the game in the second quarter due to a right hamstring injury and did not return to the game.
Tiffany Mitchell started where she left off on Wednesday night scoring the first six points of the game for the Fever. Mitchell’s 11 points against Dallas moved her to ninth on the franchise scoring list with 1,247 career points in a Fever jersey.