Sky’s Allie Quigley wins WNBA 3-Point Contest a record-setting fourth time
CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — WNBA All-Star Weekend was below manner in Chicago Saturday, and the Sky’s Allie Quigley was again within the 3-Point Contest at McCormick Place.
Candace Parker placed on Quigley’s No. 14 DePaul jersey in her honor.
Quigley, a three-time champ within the three-point occasion, needed to be talked into competing once more this 12 months. But she cruised to the ultimate spherical.
And in that remaining spherical, the three-point contest was no contest, Quigley had 30 factors and blew away the competitors – she solely wanted 22 to win.
She is now the primary four-time champ of the occasion. No one within the NBA or WNBA has as many three-point titles as Quigley.
She had been tied with Larry Bird and former Bull Craig Hodges with three apiece.
“It’s definitely pretty cool to be in the history books with so many great shooters,” Quigley stated. “Larry Bird, I don’t know who else, but Larry Bird is enough for me.”
After profitable final 12 months in Las Vegas, the 36-year-old Quigley stated it was her final 3-point contest. The crowd booed the choice.
“(I thought), ‘OK, you’ve done this enough – it’s someone else’s turn. But you know, once Chicago said they were hosting, I caved. I had to do it again. Probably like three weeks ago, when I was like: ‘OK, if they ask, I’ll do it. I’m tired of everyone telling me, like, “You’ve bought to do it,”‘” Quigley stated. “I’m retired. Retired in my hometown. It’s a good storybook ending, I’d say.”
Going final within the remaining spherical, Quigley simply turned away Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins and Atlanta Dream guard Rhyne Howard. After Atkins put up 21 factors and Howard had 14, Quigley rolled to 30 factors.
Sky teammate Candace Parker, carrying a Quigley DePaul jersey, and Quigley’s spouse, Courtney Vandersloot, one other Sky guard, jumped up and down excitedly as Quigley made her manner by means of an ideal remaining rack.
“They’re my biggest fans,” Quigley stated.
New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu and Zoe Brooks, a degree guard from New Jersey who has dedicated to North Carolina State, mixed to win the Skills Challenge. Ionescu and Brooks defeated Indiana Fever ahead NaLyssa Smith and Victoria Flores, a prep level guard from Texas, within the remaining.
The format for the Skills Challenge paired a WNBA participant with a participant from the Elite Youth Basketball League taking part within the 2022 Nike Nationals for a full-court impediment course.