The WNBA’s All-Star festivities are headed to Las Vegas next year, but this year’s event featured an impressive hot streak of its own. Allie Quigley was the defending champion of the 3-point shooting contest in the league’s annual showcase, and she blew away the competition in the final round to take home the championship for the second straight time.
It wasn’t easy, though. Quigley, a guard for the Chicago Sky, was competing against Las Vegas Aces guard Kayla McBride in the finals of the event, which took place at halftime of the All-Star Game in Minnesota on Saturday. In the finals, Quigley managed to hit 18 points, but McBride mustered the same score, sending the event into overtime on the last shot right at the buzzer.
This is where Quigley took off, though. She took down an entire moneyball rack and hit an unreal 29 points for the event, more than any WNBA or NBA player ever has in the finals.
The historical significance of the performance really cannot be overstated.
The best part really was McBride’s reaction while Quigley went off. She had yet to shoot her final round, but as she reached the far part of the arc and kept hitting threes she couldn’t help but smile at the performance.
McBride had a whopping 21 in her final round, which is also a huge number in the finals.
Still, Quigley’s performance was more than enough to take home the title for the second straight year and earn a donation of $10,000 to the Patrick Quigley Memorial Scholarship, which is a scholarship for art history majors at Rutgers University.