For the second consecutive year, Sky veteran Allie Quigley has been crowned WNBA Three-Point Champion
CHICAGO – Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley made history Saturday during the WNBA All-Star Game at Target Center in Minneapolis, walking away back-to-back champion of the Three-Point Contest and setting a new all-time record for most points scored in the competition across both the NBA and WNBA.
Quigley’s 29 points surpassed NBA shooting guard Devin Booker’s of the Phoenix Suns, who poured in 28 of a possible 34 points during February’s 2018 NBA All-Star Game to set an all-time record for most points scored in a single-round.
“It was so exciting to be able to do it again,” Quigley said of taking the title for the second year in a row. “It was a little bit more interesting than I thought it would be with the tie-breaker, [laughs], but there were so many good shooters in that group, I’m just really happy that I was able to get in the zone there and win it.”
In the first round of this year’s competition, Quigley scored 21 points to advance to the championship round alongside Las Vegas Aces Kayla McBride, who put up an initial 22. Both Quigley and McBride banked 18 points each in the championship round, sending the competition to a 60 second tie-breaker.
“I was like, ‘It’s go time, now or never,” Quigley said. “You just have to be relaxed and confident.”
Quigley drained 20 of 25 shots in the overtime round, sinking every ball on the bonus “money ball” rack and tally a total of 29 points. McBride finished with 21. Averaging 15.9 points per game for Chicago this season, Quigley ranks fourth in three-point percentage at 43.7 percent, and third for 3-pointers made (57).
A 10-year WNBA veteran, Quigley won the 2017 WNBA Three-Point Contest during the first All-Star appearance of her career, each year earning $10,000 towards the Patrick Quigley Memorial Scholarship Fund at Joliet Catholic Academy.
“It’s for my dad,” Quigley said. “He passed away when I was young and he went to the high school that it’s going to go towards and so did I. It’s just for underprivileged kids that aren’t able to maybe have the money to go to [Joliet Catholic Academy].”
“[Being able] to give back, it means a lot,” Quigley said. “Every time, even last year, I think about him right before I start shooting. That’s probably the reason why I’m able to win it.”
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