Angel Reese sets WNBA single-season record with 10th consecutive double-double

The rookie needed every second of Sunday's game to reach the mark

Angel Reese has carved out a piece of WNBA history for herself 17 games into her rookie season. The Chicago Sky forward set a league record for most consecutive games with a double-double during a single season in Sunday's 70–62 loss to the Minnesota Lynx.

Reese scored 10 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, reaching double figures in both categories for the 10th straight game. She surpasses Candace Parker, who notched nine consecutive double-doubles during the 2015 season with the Los Angeles Sparks.

It's impressive that Reese set the mark at just 22 years old. Parker was 29 and in her eighth season when she set the bar for consecutive double-doubles at nine.

With 1:01 remaining in the game, Reese still needed three points to get a double-double. She twice rebounded her own miss in the paint to score with 40.1 seconds left. Then the rookie drew a loose ball foul with 23 seconds on the clock to get two free throws.

Reese missed the first, coming achingly close to not getting 10 points. But she made the second to get the record.

"Just proud of her. Proud of what she does," Sky coach Teresa Witherspoon said after the game. "I'm sure she would say the win was more important. She's going to continue doing what she does. It's who she is. She's going to always come out and play hard and confident, and give you everything she has. She's the hardest person on herself. I'm proud of her and what she continues to do."

Chennedy Carter led the Sky with 15 points, followed by Lindsay Allen's 13. Fellow rookie Kamilla Cardoso added 10 rebounds. Chicago was outscored 18–5 in the fourth quarter and dropped to 6–11 with the loss.

The Lynx improved to 14–4, tying the Connecticut Sun for the league's second-best record. Minnesota was led by Kayla McBride's 16 points. Napheesa Collier tallied 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

Parker still holds the WNBA record for most consecutive double-doubles overall with 12, set between the 2009 and 2010 campaigns. But that's within reach for Reese, as well.

Reese previously set the rookie record with seven consecutive double-doubles when she scored 16 points with 18 rebounds on June 20 versus the Dallas Wings, topping the mark set by Tina Charles (2010, with the Sun) and Cindy Brown (1998, Detroit Shock).

The WNBA rookie record for total double-doubles in a season is 22, held by Charles. After Sunday's effort, Reese has 11 with 23 games remaining.

Up next for the Sky is a road matchup with the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET). The Lynx travel to New York for a Tuesday night clash vs. the Liberty (7 p.m. ET).