Riquna Williams becomes 1st player in WNBA history to score 50 points
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“She had that LeBron look, that Kobe look in her eye. Everybody moved out of the way and was out there getting it done.”
Those were the words of San Antonio Silver Stars’ Shenise Williams who watched the Tulsa Shock’s Riquna Williams score a WNBA record 51 points against her team. The previous record of 47 by Diana Taurasi (3 overtimes) and Lauren Jackson (OT) has stood for 6 years.
“It’s amazing, I’m still speechless,” Williams said. “It feels great. This is only my second year in the league, so to capture that at such a young age and such a young player, it’s amazing. And I shot it pretty well; it wasn’t a bad shooting night.”
The 2nd year player was on fire all night connecting on 17 of 28 shots but it was the 3rd quarter when she scored 20 points, including 5 of 7 from downtown, that it seemed possible to break the record and become the first WNBA player to ever score 50 points in a game.
Her 51 was just 14 points less than the entire San Antonio team.
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