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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

Aces hang tough in a victory over the Mystics 93-83

Vegas- The Ace defeat the Mystics in a big night for Aja Wilson.

After a tight win on Sunday against the Washington Mystics on Sunday, the Aces played them again on Tuesday and wanted to send them a message. Aja Wilson and Liz Cambage cleared the path in painted area and the Mystics could not find an answer in the first quarter. Despite beating up Washington in the post, the Aces struggled to stop the Mystics from hitting the long shots and was clung onto a two point lead at the end of the first.

Wilson and crew stated to play into what the Mystics wanted in the second. Instead of going to their bead and butter with either a high screen and roll or a pick and pop with Wilson and Cambage, they decided to shoot more outside shots. The Aces went cold for a three minute stretch and had six turnovers in the quarter that lead to 10 fastbreak points for Washington.

With under .20 seconds left in the half, Wilson scored her 2,000 point in her career. Despite the career achievement, Wilson and crew walked into the half down 49-41.

In the second half, the Aces went back to the basics and went back to throwing the ball in the inside. Wilson and Cambage helped their team go on a 15-8 run in the third to retake the lead. Each time it seemed like the Aces was going to pull away, the Mystics would go on a mini-run. At the end of the quarter, the Aces had a 69-67 lead.

With under seven minutes left in regulation, Kelsey Plum helped her team extend their lead to nine, with a couple of back to back three point shots. Las Vegas had some crucial stops down the stretch and escaped a trap game to remain the top seed.

Wilson finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds

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