LAS VEGAS — There were plenty of hilarious and highlight-reel worthy moments in Team A’ja Wilson’s 129-126 victory over Team Elena Delle Donne in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, including Aces star Liz Cambage’s dancing and Mercury center Brittney Griner’s dunks.
But let’s get one thing straight: No one can stop Sky guard Allie Quigley from scoring — not even her wife.
Remember when Courtney Vandersloot said she wouldn’t allow Quigley to score when they were both on the court?
Well, she was wrong.
Quigley, who started in place of the injured Wilson, made Vandersloot eat her words, scoring six points when they were on the court in the third quarter.
After Quigley sank a three-pointer, Vandersloot threw her fists in the air.
“I actually underestimated the quickness of her release,” Vandersloot said. “She gets it off fast, and I rested for a second. But now I understand how hard it is to guard her.”
Quigley finished with 14 points, going 2-for-4 from three-point range. Vandersloot had seven points and eight assists in her first All-Star appearance since her rookie season in 2011.
But those two weren’t the only Sky players worth paying attention to on the court. Guard Diamond DeShields brought her flashiness and swagger to Vegas, scoring 13 points.
Fever guard Erica Wheeler took home the MVP award after she had 25 points and seven assists.
Wheeler, who wasn’t drafted into the WNBA, was emotional when she received the trophy. She dedicated it to her late mother.