The Las Vegas Aces have given Sin City another reason to party, thanks to their second consecutive WNBA Finals win.
The Aces beat the New York Liberty three games to one. No one has won back-to-back championships since the Los Angeles Sparks did it in 2001-2002.
Center A’ja Wilson played a fantastic game in the clinching Game 4, dropping 24 points and 16 rebounds. She won WNBA Finals MVP for her efforts. Guard Jackie Young had 16 points, center Cayla George had 11 points and four rebounds, and guard Kelsey Plum had seven points and eight rebounds.
For the Liberty, it was a tough Game 4. Guard Courtney Vandersloot (former member of the Chicago Sky) led New York in points with 19, followed by guard Betnijah Laney with 15, guard Sabrina Ionescu with 13, and forward Breanna Stewart with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
After winning Finals MVP, Wilson talked about the journey to winning it all after the game. “It’s who we are. We’re professionals. We’re ready when our name is called. And we kept the main thing the main thing,” Wilson said. “This s*** wasn’t easy at all, and a lot of people counted us out. A lot of people counted us out from the jump. A lot of people in here said, ‘Liberty in five.’ We know. So that just fueled us.”
It’s abundantly clear that the ladies of Las Vegas really did have an “ace” up their sleeves. True Star would like to congratulate the Las Vegas Aces on winning the 2023 WNBA Championship!
By Jermale Dabney, Junior, Lindblom Math and Science Academy
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