Riquna Williams Scores WNBA Record 51 Points
By: Randy Cruz (@cruzr83)
51 points is 51 points, whether its in the NBA, WNBA, NCAA, college, streetball or regular neighborhood pick up games. It's still an unbelievable accomplishment.
What second year guard Riquna Williams of the Tulsa Shock did Sunday night was not only score 51 points, but she made history.
Williams' 51 points is now a WNBA record for most points scored in a game by a player, previously held by Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson (47 apiece). At the same time, she also becomes the first WNBA player to score 50 plus in a game.
Williams had a great shooting night from the floor, shooting 17-28, along with eight three pointers in a rout against the San Antonio Silver Stars, 98-65.
Here is Williams' reaction after the game:
"I’m still speechless. It feels great, and I’m only in my 2nd year in the league. The shot was there, the basket was there, the and-one was there. We can’t make playoffs, so it’s all pride at this point."
Riquna Williams even outscored the Stars in the second half by herself, 35-22.
Congratulations to Riquna on a remarkable accomplishment.
Here are highlights from her historic game: