BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jackie Young had 16 points to lead five Las Vegas players scoring in double figures and the Aces beat the Washington Mystics 88-73 on Saturday for their seventh consecutive win.
Dearica Hamby had 14 points and five assists, Sugar Rodgers and A’ja Wilson scored 12 points apiece, and Angel McCoughtry added 11 for the Aces (8-2). Rodgers shot 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and Wilson had four steals.
The Mystics (3-7) went scoreless for nearly five minutes as Las Vegas used a 12-0 run to make it 20-10 late in the first quarter and take the lead for good. The Aces shot 53.8% from the field and forced 18 Washington turnovers while committing just 10.
Ariel Atkins led the Mystics with 17 points. Tianna Hawkins scored 12 and Leilani Mitchell added 11 points and five assists.
Washington has lost seven straight after winning three in a row to open the season.