Lindsay Allen was cut by the New York Liberty on May 17 and signed with the Aces later that day to assume primary ball-handling duties while incumbent starter Moriah Jefferson recovers from a knee injury.
Sam Gordon was born and raised in Minneapolis and is back for his second stint with the Review-Journal. He’s covered the NFL, NBA, the Big Ten, the Mountain West and prep sports for various publications during his professional tenure. Gordon, a University of Minnesota graduate, is a basketball junkie who coached high school basketball for three seasons.
WNBA President Lisa Borders attended the Aces’ home opener Sunday night, and spoke highly of the team’s presentation and arena.
The Aces (0-3) surrendered a 42-18 run during the first half and never fully recovered en route to a 105-98 loss to the Seattle Storm.
After purchasing the Aces from San Antonio, the MGM commissioned a reconstruction of the arena’s interior and will unveil the finished product Sunday for the team’s home opener against the Seattle Storm.
Troy Brown, now 18 and one of the most accomplished high school basketball players in Las Vegas history, is back in his hometown preparing to play in the NBA after a brief detour at Oregon.
The Aces had one day to regroup as they search for the first victory in franchise history at Capital One Arena in Washington.
The Aces have signed second-year guard Lindsay Allen to complete their 12-woman WNBA roster. Las Vegas coach Bill Laimbeer drafted Allen in the second round last year when he was with the New York Liberty.
Bill Laimbeer’s resume brims with championships — two as a power forward with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons and three as a coach with the defunct Detroit Shock of the WNBA.
The Centennial girls and Bishop Gorman boys won the Class 4A state track and field championships Saturday at Carson High School.
Rancho’s 800-meter relay team completed the race in 1 minute, 39.64 seconds to win the Class 4A girls state track and field championship for the second consecutive year and set a stadium record at Carson High School.
The Bulldogs, motivated by their loss in the state semifinals a year ago, completed a dominant season — they didn’t lose a set during the region or state tournaments — with a 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 victory over Foothill.
The Aces waived guards Sydney Colson and Morgan William on Thursday, and temporarily suspended guards Kelsey Plum and Kayla McBride. They also waived forward Valeriane Ayayi, who never reported to training camp.