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Courtney Vandersloot Set A New WNBA Single-Game Assist Record With 18

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Entering Monday night’s game, Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot already held multiple WNBA records for assists. The ten-year veteran boasts the No. 1 mark in career assists per game (6.31) and assist rate (36.0 percent), with Vandersloot quickly ascending into the top five on the league’s all-time list in total assists with 1,824. However, there was a single-game mark that Vandersloot was previously unable to garner, leading to some drama in a game against the Indiana Fever.

Vandersloot, who previously notched 15 assists on three separate occasions, was attempting to chase down legendary guard Ticha Penicheiro and her single-game record of 16. Ultimately, Vandersloot was able to do so, first breaking the record with her 17th assist and then setting a new standard with 18 assists.

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Following the performance in which she also added 13 points, Vandersloot was humble in saying that she believed the record was “untouchable,” even after breaking it.

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Vandersloot, who has led the WNBA in assists in three straight seasons, entered the night averaging 8.8 per game and this performance will help to buoy a pursuit of another title in the category. In short, it was a memorable showing to further enhance an already impressive personal list of accomplishments and, for good measure, Vandersloot helped to lead the Sky to a decisive 100-77 victory.

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