Guard Jewell Loyd broke two scoring records to help Team Stewart defeat Team Wilson during the 2023 All-Star Game. Loyd scored 31 points and made 10 three-point shots, breaking both the record for most points and most three-pointers made in an All-Star Game.
Loyd won All-Star Game MVP for her efforts.
Last year’s All-Star Game honored Brittney Griner as she was detained in Russia at the time. This year, she started for Team Stewart, scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Team Wilson had four Las Vegas Aces players on their roster with guard Kelsey Plum who led with 30 points. Rookie Aliyah Boston led Team Wilson with 11 rebounds.
Team Stewart, endearingly nicknamed Team Stewie, led by as many as 26 points. Their roster also featured Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike who scored six points, 11 rebounds, and five assists.
This year’s All-Star Game featured spaces on court where players can shoot to score a four-point shot.
Team Stewart was dominant throughout the first half with Griner jumping to 10 points early. Shot accuracy from Jewell Loyd helped Team Stewart to a two-point advantage.
Coming off of her WNBA and NBA record-breaking three-point contest performance, guard Sabrina Ionescu got hot from downtown, scoring three consecutive four-point shots for Team Stewie.
Forward Napheesa Collier also scored four-point shots to help Team Stewie’s cause. Her layup with 6:05 left in the second quarter helped Team Stewie hit the 50-point mark. Guards Arike Ogunbowale, Rhyne Howard and Allisha Gray rallied for Team Wilson, bringing the deficit to 10 points at halftime.
Team Wilson reserves, like Plum and forward Cheyenne Parker battled offensively to keep Team Wilson competitive throughout the third phase. Loyd came into the game with a determination to score 40 points because the day of the All Star Game fell on her parent’s 40th anniversary.
Both teams had six players score in the double digits. Team Stewie outrebounded Team Wilson 64-47; Team Stewie also shot at 50 percent while Team Wilson shot at 43.1 percent. Team Stewie also took care of the ball, scoring 30 second chance points to Team Wilson’s 12.