Inside Nneka Ogwumike’s Historic Night Against Dallas

The Sparks are not only threatening to set WNBA team records with their 9-0 start, just one shy of the 10-0 Lynx, but Nneka Ogwumike had one of the best individual performances the league has ever seen last night in a 97-73 win against Dallas.

Ogwumike had a perfect night from the field, setting a new WNBA record by going 12-12 from the field, breaking the record for most field goal attempts made without a miss previously held by Seimone Augustus of the Lynx who went 11-11 in a 2007 game versus the Sparks.

Her 12-12 from the field included 32 points and one made three-pointer on her one attempt, a perfect 7-7 from the free throw line, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal for good measure.

This impressive stat line was the first time in WNBA history that a player made at least 10 field goals with no misses, made all of her free throw attempts without a miss and notched a double-double. Another way to phrase her feat is that it was the first time a player made a two-point field goal, three-point field goal, and free-throw without missing any of them and notching a double-double.

The only other player to have a double-double while making all of her field goals and free throws was Erlana Larkins, on May 14 of this season for Indiana also against Dallas but she made only 3-3 field goals with no 3-point attempts and was 8-8 from the line on her way to 14 points and 13 rebounds.