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Did Angel Reese just prove she's the future of the WNBA with that stunning performance?

It was meant to happen. The Chicago Sky rookie Angel Reese recorded her 13th consecutive double-double against the Seattle Storm on Sunday. Reese thus broke Candace Parker’s record (12 double-doubles) and registered her name in the history books. After Seattle won the game, their stars reflected on a number of aspects of the game, and couldn’t ignore Reese’s stellar performance. Nneka Ogwumike, who herself had quite the game, opined what makes Reese great, which has helped her scale heights.

Ogwumike lauded Reese for her fearlessness and gave an insight into how it has played a vital role in her game that cannot be overlooked. “She’s fearless. One thing about her is that she has an unwavering confidence. You know she’s fearless, she’s relentless, you know, when it comes to how she plays. You know you can teach technique, you can talk about how certain things look… but at the end of the day, you can have a skillful person but if they’re not relentless each time, there’s only so far that that skill can take you,” Ogwumike told reporters.

She further highlighted that Reese has already shown that she will be here for a long time. “And so um it’s clear that she has longevity in this league given how she plays. I think that’s something that no one can take away from.” Reese reached her 13th consecutive double-double, surpassing Candace Parker’s record of 12 that she had made over two seasons.

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The 22-year-old had 17 points with 14 rebounds. Her streak of double-doubles started with the game against the New York Liberty in early June, when she had added 13 points and 10 rebounds and since then she has been extremely consistent with her game.

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Another noteworthy thing about this night was that Reese started attempting three-pointers, something she avoided during her NCAA career. Thus, it points to the learning attitude of Reese. At present, the 22-year-old averages a decent 14.1 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. It remains to be seen how long she will continue her double-double streak. But unfortunately for the Sky, Reese’s on-court brilliance wasn’t enough on Sunday.

Seattle Storm trumps Angel Reese’s Chicago Sky

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The Storm beat the Sky 84-71 last night. Chicago started the game very well as they scored 39 points whereas the Storm could only add 31 in the first half. It was however the third quarter that changed the equation. The Storm scored 29 points as compared to the Sky’s 14. Post that, the Sky didn’t get a chance to make a comeback in the game.

For the Storm, Ogwumike was the highest scorer with 24 points, along with Jewell Loyd who added 20 points. All this propelled the Storm to a big victory over the Sky. Despite ruining Reese’s record-breaking night, however, her opponents couldn’t ignore her. And that speaks volumes about Reese’s persona. Hopefully, for her fans, she won’t stop now and continue her double-double streak.

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