Jonquel Jones made history tonight in the last regular season match up for the Connecticut Sun. Early in the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Sparks, Jones snatched rebound number 399, passing Tina Charles’s previous record of 398.
399 was good for setting a new WNBA single-season record. At the start of the night, Jones needed just six rebounds to exceed Charles’s number.
Jones continued producing until the very end. She finished the game, which resulted in an 81-70 loss, with a total of 403 rebounds under her belt.
In addition to her record, she notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Post-game, Jones told the media, “I just wanted to come into this game and get into my groove as early as possible when it came to rebounding.” She also added how her accomplishment makes her “feel really, really good.”
Jones has had a breakout season, full of excitement and accolades. Prior to tonight’s record, Jones was a 2017 WNBA All-Star starter for the East. She finished with not only 24 points, but a noteworthy, one-handed dunk.
Sun head coach Curt Miller is impressed with his starting post-player. “She just had an unbelievable year at the defensive end, and she’s just scratching the surface.” Her performance this year has been a strong factor in the Sun organization’s full transformation.
The Connecticut Sun finished regular season 21-13, just behind the New York Liberty. They have clinched the fourth spot in playoffs and will take the court next Sunday, September 10. The second round game will air on ESPN2 at 3 pm ET.