Record-Breaking Performance: Sabrina Ionescu Dominates WNBA All-Star 3-Point Contest

Sabrina Ionescu Dominates WNBA All-Star 3-Point Contest

Sabrina Ionescu, the talented guard for the New York Liberty, put on an incredible performance in the WNBA All-Star 3-Point Contest at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. With an astonishing display of shooting prowess, she set a WNBA record by scoring 37 points and missing only two shots.

In the first round, Ionescu faced tough competition from Seattle Storm’s Sami Whitcomb, who put up an impressive 28 points. However, Whitcomb’s effort fell short as she finished with 24 points, along with Dallas Wings’ Arike Ogunbowale, who managed 11 points.

The other participants in the 3-Point Contest’s first round included DiJonai Carrington from the Connecticut Sun with 18 points, Kelsey Mitchell from the Indiana Fever with 15 points, and Jackie Young from the Las Vegas Aces with 15 points. Unfortunately, Carrington and Mitchell were eliminated as they couldn’t match the high scores.

In the final round, it was clear that Ionescu was in a league of her own. Her remarkable shooting continued, leaving Ogunbowale trailing behind with just 11 points. Whitcomb put up a valiant effort, but her 24 points were no match for Ionescu’s record-breaking 37 points.

In the Skills Challenge, it was the dynamic duo of Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum from the Las Vegas Aces who came out on top. They showcased their incredible basketball skills by completing a timed skills course faster than their competitors.

Teams Dream, made up of Allisha Gray and Cheyenne Parker, and Wings, represented by Arike Ogunbowale and Satou Sabally, were eliminated early in the first round. However, Team Liberty, featuring Sabrina Ionescu and Courtney Vandersloot, put up a strong fight, clocking in at 58 seconds.

Ultimately, it was Team Aces, with Gray and Plum leading the way, who secured victory in the final round by completing the course in just 45 seconds. Gray’s impressive performance in the final round played a crucial role in securing their win.

The WNBA All-Star weekend showcased the incredible talent and skills of the league’s stars. Sabrina Ionescu’s exceptional shooting in the 3-Point Contest and the dominant performance of Team Aces in the Skills Challenge left fans in awe. These events set the stage for an exciting weekend of basketball in Las Vegas.

As basketball enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the main event, the WNBA All-Star Game, the competition has already provided plenty of unforgettable moments. The performances of players like Sabrina Ionescu and the teams’ outstanding display of skills only add to the excitement and anticipation of what’s to come.