Maya Moore Leads West To All-Star Victory

The West won the WNBA All-Star game as Maya Moore takes MVP.

Maya Moore scored 23 points and 2016 league MVP Nneka Ogwumike chipped in 22 points as the West took down the East 130-121 in 2017 the WNBA All-Star Game Saturday.

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The veteran West team with 55 combined All-Star Game selections on the roster, pulled away after the East kept it close in the first half. Moore made 9 of her 17 shots, including five 3-pointers. Ogwumike went 11 of 15 off the bench. Sue Bird had a hand in many of those baskets, finishing with an All-Star game record 11 assists, while adding eight points.

Moore was voted the game’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive All-Star Game.

The young East squad was led by Jonquel Jones, who had a game-high 24 points, including a dunk in the final minute. The East had a total of eight first-time selections on its roster.

Layshia Clarendon, Candice Dupree and 3-point contest winner Allie Quigley each had 14 points off the bench for the East.

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