Don’t let Riquna Williams’ 5 foot 5 inch height fool you. On Sunday, Williams broke the league’s scoring mark with 51 points pushing the Tulsa Shock for a win over the San Antonio Silver Stars 98-65, surpassing the previous record of 47 points.
“It’s amazing, I’m still speechless,” Williams, a second year guard out of Miami, 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.”
Williams, who averaged 14.4 points per game, was 17 for 28 from the field and hit eight 3-pointers for Tulsa (11-21). The 23-year-old had 20 points in the third quarter after scoring 16 in the first half.
Not only were Williams’ own teammates amazed by her performance, a former Miami teammate, now playing with San Antonio, was in awe as well. “She can flat out shoot the ball,” said San Antonio’s Shenise Johnson. “She had that LeBron (James) look, that Kobe (Bryant) look in her eye. Everybody moved out of the way and was out there getting it done.”
Congrats to Riquna and the Tulsa Shock!