There are only 10 players to have recorded triple-doubles in WNBA history, and Lynx guard Moriah Jefferson joined the exclusive list against Jefferson’s former team, the Dallas Wings.
“If it wasn’t for my teammates, I definitely wouldn’t have got it,” Jefferson said, “I didn’t realize I had seven rebounds at the time, and everybody was yelling at me. So at that point, I just started flying everywhere to try to get a rebound, and it worked out.”
Jefferson recorded 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists during Minnesota’s 92-64 win over the Wings. Jefferson not only finished with her first triple-double but also posted the first in franchise history. The accomplishment came after Jefferson’s teammate, Aerial Powers, told the team on notice that Jefferson only needed three rebounds to accomplish the feat.
“I put everyone on notice. She only needs three. Y’all box out and let her get the rebound,” Powers said.
When Jefferson completed her last rebound for the night, her teammate was just as excited as she was.
“We’re really happy for her to fly around and get some rebounds,” Coach Cheryl Reeve said, “It’s awfully special for Mo. Obviously, it’s her former team. There’s some motivation there,” Reeve mentioned.
Jefferson is averaging 13.4 points, 5.7 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes per game. The Lynx host the Aces on Friday, looking to win consecutive games for the second time this season.