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photo from espn.com from the main page: Indiana’s Erica Wheeler, undrafted out of college, sought to put on a show in her All-Star debut. She succeeded
By Shawn McCullough
LAS VEGAS–Aces forward A’ja Wilson couldn’t help her team in the WNBA All-Star game because of a sprained ankle, but she knew that she drafted a team that would win.
Team Wilson held on to beat Team Della Donne 129-126 in the 2019 All-Star game at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.
“I’m glad I drafted them correctly,” said Wilson on her team. “To get my first win as a captain, it’s super special. I couldn’t have done it without any of them.”
Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer coached Team Wilson, while center Liz Cambage and forward Kayla McBride started for Laimbeer.
Cambage scored eight points with six rebounds, while McBride dropped 13 including three 3-pointers.
“This is just kind of a way for us to give it back to women’s basketball, the WNBA, the league,” said McBride on the All-Star experience. “These are All-Stars for a reason. They’ve been the elite in the league, the best women’s professional basketball league in the world. This is the best of the best, it was amazing.”
Indiana Fever guard Erica Wheeler won the game MVP scoring 25 points including seven three-pointers.
The Aces (13-6) will start their second half of the season on Tuesday against the Dallas Wings at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.