“Allie Quigley, for three!” is one of the most common calls in the WNBA, and in the back half of her WNBA career, her three-point scoring has only gotten better. She returned from the Olympic break with 5 made threes in the Sky win over the Storm, followed by 7 made threes in the loss to the Wings. That brought her up to 9 games with 5 or more made threes at the age of 30 or later, tying her with the league’s first epic scorer, Cynthia Cooper.
In the next game she has 5 or more threes, she’ll tie another WNBA original, Ruthie Bolton, with her 10th.
Bolton may not be a name fans immediately think of today when talking about the W’s best long-range shooters, but she’s the focus today for exactly that. Like many of the league’s first stars, she was already 30 by the time she played her first regular season game, and she took very little time to find her shooting rhythm.
In just her second game for the Sacramento Monarchs, Ruthie Bolton made 6 of 12 threes, the first time she made at least 5 threes in a game, a first for the WNBA overall.