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Behind Hamby’s Huge game, Aces hold on for 94-90 win

“I was telling my teammates normally when we play Atlanta at home-that’s where I’m from- so (my grandfather), he’s always at the game. So I was trying to play for him tonight. I play with a lot of heart and passion, so I think that it transfered on the floor.” -Dearica Hamby

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The Las Vegas Aces improved to 17-9 on the season and inched closer to earning a coveted double bye through to the conference semi-finals behind another monster performance from the terrific trio of Dearica Hamby, Kayla McBride, and Liz Cambage.  Hamby, who was playing with a heavy heart due to a death in the family, was everywhere, pouring in 23 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Floyd Mayweather, who sat courtside watched as McBride made shots from everywhere in putting up 21 points. Cambage chipped in with 18, to go along with 10 boards and 6 assists.

Considering the fact that they are still without the services of All-Star forward A’ja Wilson, the Aces would again lean on their balanced attack on the offensive end, as they barely missed having each of the five starters would tally double-figures in scoring (Jackie Young, 17, Kelsey Plum, 9 points).

A three-point play, and then another three from long-range by Hamby, who continues to start in Wilson’s absence, would tie things up at 63, and McBride would follow that up with a three of her own, draining the shot despite a great contest by veteran Atlanta point guard Renee Montgomery. Hamby continued to show teams that they leave her open behind the three-point line at their peril, as she buried three more from long range on Tuesday.

McBride would follow the long ball up with a nice midrange floater in the lane.

Cambage would prove to be too much for the Dream frontcourt to handle for much of Tuesday’s contest. As would Jackie Young, seeing as when the rookie point guard out of Notre Dame decided to drive to the basket, there wasn’t a Dream defender that didn’t have a hard time keeping her from getting to her spot on the floor.

 

 

 

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