WNBA in Big D: Wings land in Dallas, league's 1st team there

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Plenette Pierson has been part of all three versions of the three-time WNBA champion franchise that's now called the Dallas Wings.

Pierson, who's played in the league 13 years, has two championship rings from her five seasons with the Detroit Shock (2005-09).

The 6-foot-2 post player was an All-Star for the first time last season when she rejoined the Shock for the franchise's final year in Tulsa before it became the first WNBA team in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Pierson is a Texas native who played at Texas Tech. She'll now play at the 7,000-seat arena on the University of Texas-Arlington campus — halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. The Wings will play just miles from the home venues of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.

The NBA's Mavericks play in downtown Dallas.