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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

Aja Wilson was non-existent, as the Sky stop the Aces in their tracks, 84-82

Bradenton, Fl- The Las Vegas Aces' offense struggled in the second half, as the Chicago Sky ran away with a win they desperately needed, 84-82.

The Aces had their snipper shot ready for the Sky, as Angel McCoughtry got hot in the first half. McCoughtry hit a couple of mid-range shots, as well as had a couple of blocks to help her team on both ends of the floor. McCoughtry was very aggressive with getting to her spots on the floor and shooting in rhythm. Jackie Young and Kayla McBride provided a spark for the Aces, as they pressured and smothered the Sky. Both McBride and Young combined for 13 points and McCoughtry had 12 points at the half. The Aces shot around 55% for the half and had a 46-39 lead.

In the second half, the Sky started to get more comfortable in their offense and went on a quick 8-0 run to tie the game in the third quarter. The Sky took the lead and the Aces had trouble containing Kahleah Cooper and Diamond Deshields, as they started to get in their groove. Deshields had eight points in the third quarter and the Aces' offense looked out of sync, as Aja Wilson was held scoreless in the quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Aces' lacked intensity, as the Sky took it to them. Courtney Vandersloot hit a couple of threes to extend the lead to double digits, but late in the fourth, the Aces had gotten a couple of stops to attempt a comeback.streaking

With under a minute left in regulation, the Aces had cut the lead to five. After a couple of missed shots from both teams. McBride hit a three with 18.5 seconds left to cut the lead down to two points. McBride tied the game up after the Sky turned the ball over with 13.6 seconds left in regulation. On the ensuing possession, Wilson lost sight of the sky players streaking down the middle of the floor untouched and unguarded, as the Sky won on an open lay-up.

Wilson finished with 11 points, 4 assists, and 7 rebounds. McBride finished the game with 15 points.

Check out what Coach Laimbeerhad to say about McBride.

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