US women win fourth straight gold at World Cup, top China
The names on the U.S. team have changed, the Americans' dominance has not. A'ja Wilson scored 19 points, Kelsey Plum added 17 and the United States beat China 83-61 on Saturday to win its fourth consecutive gold medal at the women's basketball World Cup. “It feels great,” said Wilson, who was selected as the tournament’s MVP.news.yahoo.com
US runs past Canada into World Cup gold medal game
Breanna Stewart and the United States used a dominant defensive effort to beat Canada and reach the gold medal game of the World Cup for the fourth consecutive tournament. Stewart scored 17 points and the Americans raced out to an early lead to put away Canada 83-43 on Friday. The 43 points was the fewest scored in a semifinal game in World Cup history.news.yahoo.com
Wilson's double-double leads Aces to 67-64 win over Sun
A’ja Wilson had 24 points and 11 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces defeated the Connecticut Sun 67-64 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals The Aces staved off a late run by the Sun, who erased a seven-point deficit with 1:24 left when Alyssa Thomas hit back-to-back shots to pull Connecticut within three.
Breanna Stewart earns AP WNBA Player of the Year honors
Breanna Stewart is always looking for ways to improve her game and this season her efforts culminated in a couple more career milestones. The Seattle Storm forward led the WNBA in scoring for the first time in her career, averaging 21.8 points, and Tuesday she became the first player to repeat as The Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year. Stewart received six votes for AP Player of the Year by the 10-member media panel narrowly edging A'ja Wilson, who received the other four votes.news.yahoo.com
WNBA star A'ja Wilson on speaking her truth and giving back to the next generation
WNBA star A'ja Wilson on speaking her truth and giving back to the next generation As the NCAA women's tournament kicks off, WNBA's 2020 Most Valuable Player A'ja Wilson speaks to CBSN contributor Antjuan Seawright about battling depression, using her platform to help others and her advice for young athletes hoping to walk in her shoes.cbsnews.com
University of South Carolina unveils statue honoring WNBA star A'ja Wilson
The University of South Carolina on Thursday unveiled a statue in honor of alumna and WNBA star A'ja Wilson on Thursday. In honor of the Wilson's achievements at the University of South Carolina, her former school erected a statue outside the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, depicting Wilson shooting a basketball. 👀👀👀 see you soon SC ❤️ https://t.co/ewbjqcrjep — A'ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) January 14, 2021The Columbia native who plays for the Las Vegas Aces finished last season with league MVP honors and made a trip to the WNBA Finals. "A'ja Wilson you are so deserving, women athletes are so deserving." The statue for Wilson comes as the WNBA announced that Las Vegas Raiders owner Mike Davis bought her team on Thursday, pending approval from the league's board of governors.cbsnews.com
Stewart lifts Storm to Game 1 WNBA Finals win over Aces
Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) celebrates after the team defated the Las Vegas Aces during Game 1 of basketball's WNBA Finals Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)BRADENTON, Fla. – The Seattle Storm's lead down to two with a quarter left, Breanna Stewart took over. The big-game player scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter and finished with 37 to help the Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 93-80 on Friday night in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. She was a point short of the WNBA Finals record set by Angel McCoughtry. McCoughtry scored 20 points to lead Las Vegas, which was playing in the WNBA Finals for the first time since the franchise moved to the Nevada city three years ago. Eight players had reached 11 assists in a finals game before Bird's record performance.
Aces' A'ja Wilson earns AP WNBA player of the year honors
“She knows who she is, she knows where she’s going,” said Las Vegas coach Bill Laimbeer. “I feel like I'm a more complete player now then when I first got into the league,” Wilson said in an online interview. The second team included Phoenix teammates Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith, Connecticut teammates DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas, and Minnesota's Napheesa Collier. POWER POLLThe Las Vegas Aces finished atop the AP Power Poll, a spot they held for three of the final four weeks of the season. A'ja Wilson also received votes after she led Las Vegas to the top seed in the postseason.