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Wilson Scores 19 to Help Aces Beat Wings 79-70

BRADENTON, Fla. — A’ja Wilson scored 19 points to lead five Las Vegas players in double figures and the Aces beat the Dallas Wings 79-70 on Sunday night.

Kayla McBride and Lindsay Allen had 11 points apiece and Jackie Young and Dearica Hamby each added 10 for Las Vegas (2-2).

Arike Ogunbowale led Dallas (2-2) with 20 points and Satou Sabally scored 10.

The Aces, who have won four in a row against the Wings, opened the game with a 9-0 run, took a 15-2 when McBride made a jumper with 5:46 left in the first quarter and never trailed. Kayla Thornton hit a 3-pointer to cap a 14-4 spurt that trimmed Dallas’ deficit to 44-40 early in the third quarter but Las Vegas scored 18 of the next 26 points to its lead into double figures until the closing seconds of the game.

The Wings made just 28 of 76 (36.8%) from the field and shot just 13.3% (4 of 30) from 3-point range.