Sabrina Ionescu made a game-high 3-pointer; Aces won the skills challenge

Sabrina Ionescu won the 3-point contest

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu couldn’t miss in the final round of the WNBA All-Star 3-point contest, scoring a WNBA-record 37 points and missing just two shots Friday at Michelop Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.

He was challenged in the first round by Seattle Storm guard Sammy Whitcomb’s 28 points, but lost in Ionescu’s scorching round to Whitcomb (24 points) and the third finalist, Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale (11 points).

3-point game first round

Connecticut Sun guard DeJonai Carrington: 18 points (Eliminated)

Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale: 21 points

Indiana Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell: 15 points (eliminated)

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu: 26 points

Seattle Storm guard Sammy Whitcomb: 28 points

Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young: 15 points (eliminated)

Final round of 3-point competition

Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale: 11 points

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu: 37 points

Seattle Storm guard Sammy Whitcomb: 24 points

Las Vegas Aces guards Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum won the WNBA All-Star Skills Challenge on Friday in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/LE Baskow)
Las Vegas Aces guards Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum won the WNBA All-Star Skills Challenge on Friday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/LE Baskow)

Aces won the skills challenge

Setting the tone for this weekend in Las Vegas, the Aces team of Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum defeated fellow super-team Liberty in the finals of the Skills Challenge. Gray and Plum beat Sabrina Ionescu and Courtney Vandersloot’s time by 13 seconds in the final round.

In the first round, Team Dream (Alisha Gray and Cheyenne Parker) and Team Wings (Arike Ogunbowale and Sato Saballi) were eliminated early.

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Skill Challenge First Round

Team Dream (Atlanta): Alisha Gray and Cheyenne Parker, 58.7 seconds

Team Wings (Dallas): Arike Ogunbowale and Sato Saballi, 52.6 seconds

Team Liberty (New York): Sabrina Ionescu and Courtney Vandersloot, 47.8 seconds (eliminates the dream)

Team Aces (Las Vegas): Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum, 45.9 seconds (eliminates wings)

Skills Challenge Final Round

Team Liberty (New York): Sabrina Ionescu and Courtney Vandersloot, 58 seconds

Team Aces (Las Vegas): Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum, 45 seconds

Recap of the WNBA All-Star 3-Point Contest and Skills Challenge live updates

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