Dearica Hamby made a 3-pointer from near halfcourt with five seconds left in regulation Sunday afternoon to lift the Aces to a 93-92 playoff victory over the Chicago Sky at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The fifth-year forward averaged career highs of 11 points and 7.6 rebounds in 34 games, 25 of them as a reserve, and shot 48.8 percent from the field.
The San Antonio Stars were 23-79 in the three seasons before relocating to Las Vegas in 2017. The franchise will host the Chicago Sky on Sunday in the WNBA playoffs.
The Aces purchased a two-page advertisement in the Review-Journal’s sports section, featuring a letter by Laimbeer urging the community to attend the team’s playoff game 2 p.m. Sunday against the Chicago Sky at Thomas Mack Center.
Among the men who have practiced with the Aces are former Desert Pines and Baylor standout Pierre Jackson and ex-UNLV players Stephen Zimmerman and Ike Nwamu.
The fifth-year forward was named Sixth Woman of the Year by The Associated Press on Wednesday after averaging career highs of 11 points and 7.6 rebounds in 34 games.
Half of UNLV’s Mountain West basketball schedule will be televised by CBS Sports Network. An ESPN channel will air five conference games, and the other four will be on AT&T SportsNet.