ARLINGTON, TX (August 3, 2019)—Las Vegas snapped a nine-game road losing streak to Dallas Saturday evening, improving to 15-7 on the year with a 75-70 victory over the Wings.
The Wings scored the first six points of the game, but the Aces countered by scoring the next 11, and 15 of the next 18.
Las Vegas extended its lead to as many as nine. It was still a 51-46 Aces advantage with 4:55 to go in the third quarter, but Dallas finished the period on an 8-1 run to go up, 54-52.
The Aces scored the first six points of the fourth period to regain the lead behind two buckets form Carolyn Swords, and a long jumper by Sugar Rodgers.
Last Vegas led by one with under a minute to go, when Kayla McBride hit a three-pointer from the corner to put the Aces up by four, 71-67. After Arike Ogunbowale hit a three, McBride hit a pair of free throws, to put Vegas up three, and Jackie Young made a pair to end the scoring.
Las Vegas went 20 for 29 from the free throw line, while Dallas went 6 for 8.
The Aces turned the ball over 19 times, while the Wings committed 14 miscues. Dallas turned those turnovers into 23 points, whioe
The Aces outscored the Wings 18-9 in second chance points
Aces streaks and statistics do not include the Las Vegas vs. Washington game from July 5 which was suspended at halftime due to an earthquake.
Carolyn Swords played a career-high 35 minutes, scored a season-high 13 points and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds for her third career double-double.
The Aces were without the services of A’ja Wilson (ankle) and Liz Cambage (rest). The team is now X-X without Wilson in the lineup, and XX without Cambage.
Kayla McBride scored in double figures for the 19th time this season, and 20 or more points for the sixth time (21 points).
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the third time this season establishing a career-high with 17 points.
The Aces held Dallas to 38.6 percent shooting from the field which is the 14th time in 22 games that they have held an opponent below 40 percent this year.
The Aces return to Las Vegas this week for the start of a three-and-a-half game home stand, beginning with the Monday, August 5th resumption of the team’s suspended game against Washington from July 5. The game was halted at halftime due to an earthquake with the Mystics leading 51-36. The teams will play the second half of the game, Monday, at T-Mobile Arena beginning at 7 pm PT.