The Las Vegas Aces again battled back from a fourth quarter deficit and had a chance to tie the game with seconds left but Dearica Hamby’s nice look on a three point shot bounced up but not in and the Aces lost 94-90 to Washington, ending their season. Vegas lost the playoff series 3-1. The Aces, led by Liz Cambage’s 25 points and 12 rebounds, led by nine at the end of the first quarter but trailed by two at halftime. Vegas led by one after three quarters and battled Washington throughout the fourth quarter but couldn’t keep Elena Delle Donne and Emma Meesseman in check. Still, the Aces had a chance to tie the game. Trailing by three with the clock winding down, Hamby took a pass in the corner, shook her defender and got off a clean look at a game tying three pointer that bounced off the rim but didn’t drop. Hamby finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds and Kelsey Plum scored 17 for Vegas. Washington got 25 points from Delle Donne, 22 from Meesseman, and 20 from Kristi Toliver. NBA stars LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Draymond Green were among the crowd of almost 5,700 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The Aces now have a successful regular season and some playoff experience to carry them into next season.
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.