Caitlin Clark notches historic performance, puts herself in rare WNBA territory

Caitlin Clark, despite recent challenges, shone brightly on Friday night.

The Indiana Fever celebrated an 85-83 victory against the Washington Mystics, fueled by Clark's stellar performance.

Clark matched her career-best with 30 points, showcasing her rookie prowess.

She etched her name in WNBA history by tying the rookie record for seven three-pointers in a game, a feat achieved previously by only one other player.

Additionally, Clark's seven threes set a new franchise record for the Fever, surpassing a milestone held by Tamika Catchings for nearly two decades.

Not content with just scoring, Clark contributed on the boards and in distributing the ball, tallying eight rebounds and six assists.

Her all-around performance mirrored that of WNBA standout Sabrina Ionescu, making them the only rookies to achieve a 30-5-5 stat line in a game.

While turnovers remain a concern for Clark, her remarkable display under pressure secured a crucial victory for the Fever, marking their third win of the season and leaving the Mystics still seeking their first.