US basketball record just got smashed by Australian Elizabeth Cambage

US basketball record just got smashed by Australian Elizabeth Cambage

Liz Cambage
Australian basketballer Elizabeth Cambage has entered superstar status at home and in the US, after breaking the record for the most points scored in a single WNBA  game by one player.

She scored a massive 53 points playing for the Dallas Wings in its win over New York Liberty (104-87), beating the previous record set in 2013 by two points.

Cambage sunk four of the five points she attempted from the 3-points range, as well as 15 of 16 free throws, smashing her previous career high of 37 points.

Her final three pointer came with two minutes in the game remaining, and her final 20 points in the last quarter. While teammates kept feeding Cambage the ball, Cambage said she didn’t realise at the time she was on track to break the record.

Cambage told reporters after the game that she has had some big numbers playing in China and Australia previously. “I’ve heard a lot of people say I could never have big numbers here in the WNBA. So I guess this game is for y’all.”

Born in London before moving to Australia as a baby, Cambage was raised in Coffs Harbour until the age of 10, before later moving to Victoria.

The 26-year-old originally left the WNBA in 2013, she played for the Australian Opals at the Olympics and had a stint in China before returning to WNBA earlier this year.

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