Seattle Storm

Jewell Lloyd explodes for 37 points including WNBA record tying 22 points in one quarter

Jewell Lloyd had WNBA fans scambling for the record books.

Knocking down a triple with 4:22 to play in the first quarter, Lloyd had already tied the single quarter point scoring record with 22. Remarkably, she wouldn't attempt another shot for the period before checking out of the game with 21 seconds to play.

The total is the most scored in a first quarter. Diana Taurasi in 2006 and Brittney Sykes in 2019 have also dropped 22 points in a period. Lloyd had 28 by halftime and went on to score a career-high 37 on 12-for-23 shooting from the field in 30 minutes.

The performance was capped off with this clutch and-1 finish to help the Storm hold off the Mercury.

The win improves Seattle to 21-11 on the season while dropping the Mercury to 19-12.

Ezi Magbegor added 15 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Storm, while Mercedes Russell chipped in with 14 but this was Lloyd's night.

As if there weren't enough highlights in this one, Brittney Griner added to the reel by finishing the 17th dunk of her career. Griner was dominant for Phoenix, tallying 26 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Shey Peddy added 17 points and Kia Nurse 13.

In other results around the league, the Las Vegas Aces blew out the Chicago Sky 103-70, while the New York Liberty took the 91-80 win over the Washington Mystics. New York broke the WNBA single-season record for 3-point makes during this one, with their tally now at 321.

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