The Tulsa Shock took down the San Antonio Silver Stars in a blowout. The star of the show was Riquna Williams who set a new WNBA record for points in a game with 51.
The second-year guard out of Miami surpassed the previous record of 47 points set by Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi against Houston on Aug. 10, 2006 and matched by Seattle’s Lauren Jackson against Washington on July 24, 2007.
I guess she’s pretty good, huh? Here’s my favorite line: Williams outscored the entire Silver Stars team in the second half 35-22. My goodness. If you want to take it further, she lost by 14 points to the Silver Stars. Crazy. But, she barely made the mark:
With Williams approaching the record, fans were cheering for her to get the ball in the final minutes of the game on every possession. She tied the mark with a layup with 1:22 left in the game and then broke it with jumper 24 seconds later. She added two free throws with 5 seconds left for her final points.
Whew! That was close! Now, I know the WNBA scoring is lower than NBA’s. Can anyone score more than that? I mean, I guess if someone really wanted to, and if she just gets the ball every time the team has a possession, a lady could come along and take the record to new heights. Only time will tell. The league is growing and getting better each year. I would imagine that eventually it would fall.
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