Kayla McBride scored 22 points and Kelsey Plum had 21 Sunday to propel the Aces to an 80-75 win over the Minnesota Lynx at Target Center in Minneapolis.
Sam Gordon was born and raised in Minneapolis and is back for his second stint with the Review-Journal. He’s covered the NFL, NBA, the Big Ten, the Mountain West and prep sports for various publications during his professional tenure. Gordon, a University of Minnesota graduate, is a basketball junkie who coached high school basketball for three seasons.
In his light heavyweight debut, Jesse Hart coasted to a 99-90, 96-93, 97-92 victory over Sullivan Barrera in the co-main event Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden.
Christine Monjer, 34, oversees the WNBA team’s business operations and is a trusted confidant of Bill Laimbeer, the Aces’ president of basketball operations and coach.
The Las Vegas Aces rolled to a resounding 100-65 victory over the New York Liberty, whom they lost to Sunday.
The heavyweight is relishing his first fight in Las Vegas as he prepares to defend his lineal championship against Tom Schwarz on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden.
The former Durango High standout, a four-star recruit who played the 2018-19 prep season in Los Angeles, is the first player in the 2020 class to commit to the Rebels.
The undefeated German heavyweight will be fighting in the United States for the first time when he steps into the ring Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden.
The power forward, ranked No. 63 in the junior class by ESPN, announced his commitment via Twitter on Thursday night.
The Las Vegas coach has implemented a halfcourt shooting contest at the end of game-day shootarounds, designed for his players to have fun before games and win money.
The two heavyweights were at ease Wednesday during their final news conference before Saturday’s bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena that will be televised on ESPN Plus.
USA Basketball on Monday morning unveiled its national team training camp roster, comprised of 20 NBA players competing for 12 roster spots ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Kayla McBride scored 25 points Sunday, but the Aces shot 35.9 percent from the field and fell 88-78 to the New York Liberty in White Plains, New York.
The Aces bench continues to give the team a spark, with Dearica Hamby leading the way with averages of 11.8 points and 8.3 rebounds in 20 minutes per game.
The Aces opened the game with a 19-2 run and coasted to a 92-69 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Thursday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.