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Angel Reese becomes first WNBA rookie with 7 straight double-doubles as Sky handily defeat Wings

The Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 83-72 behind Reese's 16-point, 18-rebound performance

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - JUNE 16: Angel Reese #5 of the Chicago Sky reacts during a game against the Indiana Fever at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on June 16, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Angel Reese is continuing to put up a newsworthy rookie season with the Chicago Sky. On Thursday, she cruised to another double-double, putting up 16 points and 18 rebounds as the Sky beat the Dallas Wings 83-72.

More importantly, Thursday's win marked Reese's seventh straight double-double — making her the only WNBA rookie to achieve such a feat.

Reese's 18 rebounds also mark a career-high for her in her young WNBA career. Reese achieved a career-high 20 points last week in a loss to the Connecticut Sun, in what was her fourth straight double-double.

With the milestone, Reese passes Tina Charles and Cindy Brown for most consecutive games with a double-double as a rookie, continuing to make a name for herself in her first WNBA season.

Reese spoke about her record-breaking streak after the game, saying that she was mostly excited about the Sky's win after four straight losses, but that she was also pleased with her performance.

"I have so much more to grow, and I'm just excited to be in this league," Reese said on ESPN.

Reese is proving herself as an invaluable member of her team on both ends of the court, averaging 12.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists so far this season.

The young forward also seems to be finding inspiration from other Chicago legends, showing up pregame in a Michael Jordan-themed top.

With Thursday's win, the Sky are currently 5-9 and sit ninth in the league. On Sunday, Chicago has another highly anticipated matchup against Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever, who beat the Sky easily on Sunday.