Liz Cambage sets a new WNBA Scoring Record with 53 points

The Dallas Wings best player Elizabeth Cambage had a historic afternoon, recording 53 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks and set the new WNBA single-game scoring record.

The Dallas Wings played the New York Liberty in an early mid-afternoon Tuesday kids camp day game and Dallas won the game by a final score of 107-84. Dallas improved to 13-9 on the season and sit in fourth place currently. They also are now 8-3 at home.

But that's not the story. The story is Liz Cambage. My goodness. She set a historic WNBA single-game scoring record with 53 points. Her final stat line was 53 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks and 2 assists. You want to know the best part? She did it in the most efficient manner, shooting 77.3 FG% while only taking 22 shots all game. She shot 80% (!!) from three (4/5) and shot 93.8% from the FT line (15/16). She surpasses an old teammate, Riquna Williams who scored 51 points in a game from 2013 when she was a member of the Tulsa Shock. In fact, both the first and second WNBA single-game records came from the same franchise as the Tulsa Shock became the Dallas Wings. That is a very neat statistic. Not to forget, the original franchise was the Detroit Shock, which became the Tulsa Shock that we know now of as the Dallas Wings.

Remarkable. One of the best post players this season, bar none. No one on the New York Liberty could stop her. At times, she was only in single coverage which was shocking, considering how well she had been playing. Even though New York played well for as long as they could, the Wings were able to finally pull away in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter after Liz Cambage scored on a driving layup shot to make the score 95-82 and NY could not answer anymore after that.

What was great about this game was that it showcased Liz Cambage's ability to be efficient from any corner on the floor. She was able to hit layups, jump shots, three-pointers and was able to hit her free throws. She showed she can be the best player in the WNBA when she is determined and focused.

In the previous game against Seattle on the road, Liz Cambage was given a technical for just simply looking at a referee when she scored on a late basket to bring the Wings within one, and the Storm were able to win off of that possession.

It was stunning and coming into this game, Liz Cambage would not let that happen twice. She scored 28 points just in the first half. Even though New York defended her well in the third quarter, she still managed to score 5 points near the end of the third quarter and gave Dallas the lead when she hit a turnaround jump shot to make the score 74-73 going into the fourth quarter. She had 33 points by the end of the third quarter.

She did most of her scoring in the fourth quarter and New York could not keep up with her. She made three-pointers, she made layups, hit driving layup shots, and hit her free throws.

It's funny how earlier in the season, Liz Cambage was held off an espnW poster of WNBA Players who are superstars and All-Stars for players to start their WNBA franchise with and the WNBA world noticed that Cambage was missing. I don't think ESPN will overlook Liz Cambage anymore any time soon. She has made an incredible impact and now has her name in the history books as the top scorer in an overall game.

53 points on just 22 shots. That's just otherworldly. But Liz Cambage made it happen and now we wait to see what more this MVP candidate can do the rest of the way. I will be watching, will you?

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