Jasmine Thomas Leads Ace Performance By Sun

Uncasville — Jasmine Thomas scored a career-high 30 points with five made threes as the Connecticut Sun won its fourth in a row, rolling to a 109-88 win over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday afternoon. 

The Sun (16-12) continued its playoff push with another outstanding offensive effort, establishing a new franchise record with 46 made field goals — the highest total by any WNBA team this season and one short of the league record — while falling just one point short of the team record (110 twice). 

Thomas tied career-highs with 12 made field goals and five made threes, scoring 20 points in the first half. Chiney Ogwumike added 15 points and seven rebounds while Morgan Tuck had 10 points and six rebounds. 

A’ja Wilson had 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting while Kelsey Plum (21 points, 5 of 6 made threes) and Kayla McBride (17 points) also played well. 

Connecticut had a franchise-record 64 points and 26 made field goals in the first half, building its lead to as large as 21 (58-37) when an Alyssa Thomas free throw with 2:15 left in the second quarter capped a 23-10 run.  

It was 64-49 at the half. 

The Aces (12-15) used a 10-3 run to get as close as 71-61 with 6:04 remaining, but Connecticut pushed the lead back to 88-69 after three quarters.  

The Sun lead crested at 105-82 with 4:50 remaining on a jumper from Courtney Williams, and sailed home from there. 

Connecticut will make its last road trip of the season this week, visiting Dallas (8/8) and Chicago (8/10) before returning home for the last four games of the year. The home stand begins with Chicago on August 12th at 3 p.m.