LAS VEGAS (July 30, 2019)—The Las Vegas Aces (14-6) led wire-to-wire Tuesday evening, beating the visiting Dallas Wings (5-15), 86-54, to remain in a first place tie with Connecticut. The Sun (14-6) upended the Chicago Sky earlier in the day, 100-94.
The Aces scored the first 8 points of the game, while the Wings went 0 for 9 with five turnovers.
Las Vegas led 24-16 early in the second quarter, and scored the next nine points in a row to go up by 17, 33-16.
Leading by 18, 56-38, with 2:44 to go in the third, the Aces scored the final 11 points of the period, and the first four of the fourth to lead by 33, 71-38.
The Aces made 30 of 64 shots from the field (.469), while Dallas went 18 for 53 (.286).
Las Vegas outscored Dallas 17-3 in fast break points.
Dallas committed 19 turnovers which the Aces turned into 18 points, while the Aces had 10 miscues which the Wings turned into 11 points.
Las Vegas went 18 for 23 from the free throw line, while Dallas made 12 of 20.
Dearica Hamby scored in double-figures for the 11th time this season (18 points). She added 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season.
Liz Cambage had her consecutive double-digit scoring streak snapped at 50 games (6 points).
The Aces held an opponent below 30 percent shooting for the fifth time this season (28.6 percent).
The 54 points scored by the Wings are the fewest allowed by the Aces this season.
Carolyn Swords scored a season-high 10 points.
Tamera Young scored a season-high 18 points.
The Aces improved to 21-1 over the last two years, including 9-0 this season when out-shooting and out-rebounding their opponent.
Las Vegas is 7-0 on the season when making more three-pointers than their opponent on the year.
The 32-point win was the largest margin of victory for the Aces over Dallas/Tulsa/Detroit.
Dallas’ Megan Gustafson scored a career-high 11 points.
The Aces hit the road for the next two games beginning with a Thursday, August 1 tilt in Los Angeles. Tip is slated for 7 pm PT, and the game is being televised on ESPN2.