The drought is over.
No, not that one. The one that kept the Atlanta Dream winless for their first 17 games. They made history again tonight when they beat the Chicago Sky 91-84 and won their first game. Ever.
“I just know I’m so proud of each and every one of them,” Dream coach Marynell Meadors said after the game. “Everyone made valuable contributions. I thought it took an entire team effort today. We’ve always had our spirit all year – that energy and enthusiasm for playing the game.”
The Dream already owns one record this season – the longest winless streak to open a WNBA season. So understandably, players were excited about notching that first win and doing it in front of fans who continue to support them to the tune of nearly 10,000 per game.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” guard Kristin Haynie said. “We are a young team and we have to learn how to close out games. We kept our composure and we didn’t let their run get to us. It was a great team effort. It’s a new season we are 1-0 now.”
More on the win and the Dream’s upcoming six-game, 10-day road trip here.
Photo: Todd R. McQueen, Atlanta Journal-Constitution