4:30 PM ET, September 8, 2013
AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
SAN ANTONIO -- Riquna Williams set a WNBA record with 51 points to help the Tulsa Shock rout the San Antonio Silver Stars 98-65 on Sunday.
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.
Williams was 17 for 28 from the field and hit eight 3-pointers for Tulsa (11-21). She had 20 points in the third quarter after scoring 16 in the first half.
The 5-foot-5 Williams had 16 points in the first half, continually rising high above taller defenders for 3s and long jumpers. She hit a 21-foot jumper over Jia Perkins before draining a 3 to pull Tulsa within 33-25 with 6 minutes remaining in the second quarter.
Tulsa took control in the second half outscoring San Antonio 59-22. Williams had 35 herself in the final 20 minutes.
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.
Perkins scored 21 points to lead San Antonio (11-21)
Skylar Diggins added 20 points and Tiffany Jackson-Jones had 10 for Tulsa.
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Riquna Williams scored 51 pts in the Shock's win tonight at Silver Stars, the most in a single game in WNBA history. She went 17-28 from the field, including going 8-14 from 3-pt ranger. She was also perfect from the line (9-9). Her previous career high: 28 pts vs Mercury on June 16, 2013. Williams outscored the Silver Stars by 13 pts in the 2nd half (35-22). She also set a franchise record in points; Shock's previous record was 44 pts by Deanna Nolan on June 20, 2008.[+]
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