WNBA: Ogwumike, Jones lead Sun past Fever, 101-89
LAS VEGAS (AP) Skylar Diggins-Smith scored eight of her 29 points in the final 1:04 and added eight assists in the Dallas Wings’ 97-91 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night.
Liz Cambage had 17 points and 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season, and Glory Johnson scored a season-high 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting for Dallas (7-7).
Kayla McBride scored a career-high 38 points on 14-of-22 shooting for Las Vegas (5-11). Rookie A’ja Wilson had 22 points, 15 rebounds and a season-best eight assists.
There were 18 ties and 22 lead changes before Aerial Powers hit a 3-pointer that gave Dallas a 90-89 lead with 2:43 to play and sparked an 8-0 run capped by Diggins-Smith’s step-back 3 with 1:04 remaining. Wilson made a jumper that trimmed the Aces’ deficit to 95-91 with 27.4 seconds left, but Diggins-Smith capped the scoring with two free throws.
SUN 101, FEVER 89
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) – Chiney Ogwumike and Jonquel Jones each scored 21 points to help Connecticut beat Indiana.
Ogwumike also had nine rebounds, and Jones made a career-high five 3-pointers.
Courtney Williams scored 13 points, Shekinna Stricklen added 12 – on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range – and Jasmine Thomas had 10 for Connecticut (9-6). The Sun shot 54.8 percent from the field, made 13 of 24 from behind the arc, and topped the 100-point plateau for the fourth time this season,
Victoria Vivians had a season-high 25 points for the Fever (1-14). The eighth overall pick this year, she was 10 of 14 from the field, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Indiana has lost four in a row.
SKY 93, DREAM 80
CHICAGO (AP) – Diamond DeShields scored 23 points, and Allie Quigley added 22 in Chicago’s victory over Atlanta.
DeShields also had 11 rebounds to help Chicago (5-9) win its second straight after a six-game losing streak. Renee Montgomery led Atlanta (7-7) with 19 points.