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51 In Tulsa

The Denver Broncos scored 49 points in their victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. 

The Dallas Cowboys scored 38 points against the New York Giants last night.

The Boston Red Sox scored 20 points in their win over Detroit last Wednesday.

And yesterday afternoon, Riquana Williams outscored them all.

The Tulsa Shock took on the San Antonio Silver Stars in late Sunday afternoon action this past weekend. Neither teams were in position to make the playoffs as the top four teams in the Western Conference have already secured a playoff spot. But that doesn't mean that the players wouldn't still bring their A-game. And that's exactly what Williams did.

With the absence of Liz Cambage, the 6'8" center from Australia who left Tulsa after suffering an ankle injury, someone needed to step up and fill the hole Cambage left in the stat sheet. I think Williams took that challenge to heart.

In 35 minutes of action, the second year guard from the University of Miami scored 51 points which set a new WNBA record. As if that stat wasn't jaw dropping enough, let me list for you the athletes she passed with this record: Diana Tarausi and Lauren Jackson. Both of these players are superstars in their own right and were named as part of the top 15 players in the first 15 seasons of the WNBA. Tarausi scored 47 points in a game against the Houston Comets in August of 2006 while Jackson matched that scoring output in a game against Washington in July 2007.

Needless to say, the Shock won the game. They defeated to Silver Stars by a score of 98-65. Rookie Skylar Diggins added 20 points for the Shock and Tiffany Jackson-Jones added 10.

Jia Perkins led the way for the Silver Stars with 21 points while Danielle Adams added 13. Shenise Johnson who played with Williams at Miami had 18 in the loss. Jayne Appel pulled down 7 rebounds and dished out 4 assists.