Aces roll off fifth straight win, beat Indiana, 98-79


Photo credit: AP Photo/Chris O’Meara

By Shawn McCullough

The Aces are on a hot streak.

Angel McCoughtry led the Aces with 20 points in a 98-79 win over the Indiana Fever at the IMG Bubble in Bradenton, FL.

Aces All-Star forward A’ja Wilson struggled going just 5 for 17 from the field, but her teammates picked her up as Jackie Young scored 17 and Kayla McBride added 15.

“Angel [McCoughtry] played well and Jackie Young is getting better by the minute,” said head coach Bill Laimbeer.  “Our energy level is what carried us.”

The Aces allowed the Fever to score 59 points in the first half, but held Indiana to just 20 points in the second half.

“They [Fever] made a lot of shots in the first half,” said Laimbeer.  “I made a little lineup tweak in the second half.”

The win was the Aces fifth straight victory which ties the franchise record since moving to Las Vegas.

The Aces improved to 6-2 on the season heading into their next game on Thursday against the 6-2 Minnesota Lynx.

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Game Notes:

  • Forward A’ja Wilson registered her fourth double-double of the season scoring 12 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.
  • The Aces shot 52% from the field and went 4 for 8 from 3-point range.
  • Six Las Vegas players scored in double figures.

Game Starters:

F – 22 A’ja Wilson
F – 35 Angel McCoughtry
C – 4 Carolyn Swords
G – 15 Lindsay Allen
G – 21 Kayla McBride

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