Aja Wilson had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces used a late run to beat the New York Liberty 94–82.
NEW YORK – Aja Wilson had 30 points and 13 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces used a late run to beat the New York Liberty 94-82 on Thursday night.
The Aces led 80–79, with 3:59 left, when New York rallied from a first-half deficit of 19 points. After a time out, Las Vegas took over.
Wilson hit a basket and then lined up for two more points. While she was on the foul line, Liz Cambage was called for a technical foul and New York converted the free throw. It was the team’s only point until Betanija Lani hit a jumper with 8.3 seconds and the game was out of reach as Las Vegas scored 14 of 15 to take command.
Jackie Young added 16 points and Dierika Hamby added 13 points for Las Vegas (6-3).
Betnijah Laney led New York (5-3) 23 points. She has scored 20 or more points in all eight matches this season.
Las Vegas took a 19-point lead in the first half before Wilson warmed up for Rebecca Allen Liberty. He scored 14 consecutive points for New York to halve the game.
Las Vegas led 52-44 at the break as Wilson had 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the opening 20 minutes.
Aces: Visit Washington on Saturday to end the three-match tour.
Liberty: Head to Connecticut on Saturday to start a five-game road swing that includes two games in Las Vegas.