Aerial Powers scored a career-high 32 points to lead Minnesota’s 102-71 shelling against the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday night.
Powers started the game off strong by scoring 19 points in the first half giving Minnesota the edge that handed the Lynx a 20-point lead. Entering the third quarter, Powers kept the pressure as she helped lead Lynx going with a 16-6 run.
Powers didn’t stop there; she kept pushing, finishing the game with six rebounds (two offensive boards) and four assists. It was evident that Power’s teammates wanted the dub just as bad as her. Moriah Jefferson and Rachel Banham scored 13 points each, and Sylvia Fowles scored eight points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks.
The Lynx’s worked together to ensure a season-high scoring total. Shooting 50 percent from the field, hitting 12-3 pointers, and outrebounded the Aces 53-25. While this game was season-high for the Lynx, it was the opposite for the Aces.
The Aces couldn’t seem to set the court on fire offensively against the Lynx and marked a season-low of scoring. The Aces are one of the top teams this WNBA season and came into the game averaging 89.9 points per game, League-leading, but the Aces couldn’t seem to find their rhythm.
“We’ve had our struggles,” Powers explains, “But now we’re starting to turn a corner. To beat a team like that, the way we did. It shows you where our team can go,” Powers said.