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Angel Reese breaks another WNBA record

The Chicago Sky rookie continues to make history. On Sunday, she hit new heights in the 84-71 defeat to the Seattle Storm.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JULY 05: Lindsay Allen #15 and Angel Reese #5 of the Chicago Sky react during the second quarter against the Seattle Storm at Climate Pledge Arena on July 05, 2024 in Seattle, Washington. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Steph Chambers/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Steph Chambers / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Angel Reese has entered the history books again. Last month the 22-year-old Chicago Sky forward broke the single-season record for consecutive double-doubles, set by Candace Parker with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2015. In Sunday’s 84-71 defeat to the Seattle Storm she posted 17 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, the 13th straight game in which she has ended with a double-double on the game log.

Angel Reese overtakes Candace Parker

That ensured she took another WNBA record - the most consecutive double-doubles across multiple seasons, taking another league record off Candace Parker. Parker managed 12 between the end of the 2009 season and the start of the 2010 campaign.

Angel’s run started on 4 June when she finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the Commissioners Cup clash with the New York Liberty. Since then she has registered double-doubles in every game.

Angel Reeses's double-doubles

  • Seattle Storm 17pts 14reb
  • Seattle Storm 27pts 10reb
  • Atlanta Dream 12pts 19reb
  • Minnesota Lynx 10pts 16reb
  • Las Vegas Aces 18pts 11reb
  • Indiana Fever 25pts 16reb
  • Dallas Wings 16pts 18reb
  • Indiana Fever 11pts 13reb
  • Washington Mystics 10pts 14reb
  • Connecticut Sun 20pts 10reb
  • Atlanta Dream 13pts 13reb
  • Washington Mystics 16pts 11reb
  • New York Liberty 13pts 10reb

Reese, the No. 7 pick in the 2024 WNBA draft, is averaging 14.1 points, 11.9 rebounds,1.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game but insists she is more focused on the team moving up the classification that her own achievements. Chicago Sky are eighth in the WNBA standings on 8-12 after 20 regular season games.

I just go out there and do my job,” Reese, who recorded a career-high 27 points in the first game against the Storm, told reporters post-game. “My job is to rebound, so I’m going to go out there and do my job and rebound. I know that’s what my team-mates need me to do, and I’ve committed to that,”

On the horizon is the record for double-doubles in a single WNBA season, which was set recently. Alyssa Thomas notched 28 double-doubles in 40 regular season games for the Connecticut Sun last year. Reese has another 15 between now and September to get to pull level.

And much further down the line is the all-time WNBA record - Sylvia Fowles holds the for the most career double-doubles, totaling 193 during 15 seasons from 2008 until her retirement in 2022.