Thomas' double-double helps Sun cruise past Aces, 101-65

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, center, draws the foul as she splits the defense of the Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson, left, and Nia Coffey, right, in the first half of WNBA action Sunday, May 20, 20189 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Las Vegas Aces guard Raigyne Louis (13) falls to the floor as Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas (5) defends in the second half of WNBA action Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun guard Rachel Banham (1) wraps-up Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson as Sun center Jonquel Jones, back, helps on defense in the second half of WNBA action Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun guard Lexie Brown, center, is fouled by Las Vegas Aces forward Tamara Young, left, as A'ja Wilson, right, helps on defense in the second half of WNBA action Sunday, May 20, 20189 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas, left, and forward Chiney Ogwumike, right, battle Las Vegas Aces center Kelsey Bone for a loose ball in the first half of WNBA action Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas, right, pressures Las Vegas Aces guard Shoni Schimmel, left, in the first half of WNBA action Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson (22) battles Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, left, and guard Courtney Williams for a rebound in the first half of WNBA action Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Alyssa Thomas had 13 points, 16 rebounds and six assists to help the Connecticut Sun beat the expansion Las Vegas Aces 101-65 on Sunday in the season opener for both teams.

Tamera Young, who scored the first two points in franchise history on a jumper 51 seconds in, scored 23 for the Aces.

Every Connecticut player scored at least two points, led by Alex Bentley's 18. The Sun hit 11 of 22 from 3-point range, while the Aces shot 26.5 percent from the field, including 1 of 7 from behind the arc. Thomas also had two steals and three blocks.

Bentley hit a 3-pointer 27 seconds into the second quarter, sparking a 10-3 spurt that made it 35-24 about three minutes later. Jonquel Jones made a layup to push the lead to 16 late in the first half, and the Aces trailed by double figures the rest of the way.

Rookie A'ja Wilson, the first overall pick in the 2018 WNBA draft, had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Las Vegas.

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