Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams reached the 2,000 career points milestone during Saturday’s game against the Seattle Storm after scoring 16 points and shooting 4-for-7 on 3-pointers.
The achievement comes in Williams’ eighth year in the WNBA, four of those spent in Los Angeles on the Sparks. In her time thus far, she shares the Sparks franchise single-game record for most three-pointers made (7) with Chelsea Gray. Williams has also earned the impressive accolades of WNBA All-Star in 2015, WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year in 2013 and WNBA All-Rookie Team in 2012.
“She’s a tough matchup for anybody,” point guard Chelsea Gray said. “I don’t care who you are, man, woman, whatever, she’s a tough matchup and she can get it done defensively as well. She’s one of the quickest, fastest people I’ve ever seen.”
Riquna Williams has showcased her speed and skill in the 2020 season already, starting all four games with 42 total points scored and shooting 43.5% on 3-pointers. Her season-high 16-point effort against Seattle pushed her career total points to 2,003.
“She’s comfortable starting, she’s comfortable coming off the bench,” LA Sparks head coach Derek Fisher said. “She just wants to go out there and help us win, and those are the kind of players we want to have on this team.”
The Sparks are looking to build on a 2-2 start when they face the Indiana Fever this Wednesday. Riquna Williams is confident in what the team is doing in practice this week to prepare for the upcoming game.
“Us having these days in between our next game on Wednesday, we have time to look at ourselves versus what other teams are doing,” Williams said. “See where we could be better as L.A.”