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Caitlin Clark inches closer to all-time scoring record

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Caitlin Clark is inching closer to Kelsey Plum’s D-I women’s basketball scoring record.

Clark had 38 points on Saturday against Maryland, pulling within 65 points of Plum, who set the record at Washington in 2017. Clark’s performance on Saturday marked six straight games of scoring 30+ points.

Clark added 12 assists while Molly Davis had 17 points in front of a crowd of 17,950. Iowa won 93-85.

Tickets for the game ranged from $123 to $1,454.

“Caitlin did natural Caitlin things, which are spectacular, but I thought Molly Davis really had a great game as well,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. Clark now has 3,462 career points. Plum’s record stands at 3,527, while Pete Maravich’s overall record of 3,667 points could also now be within reach. So is the women’s major college basketball record, held by former Kansas star Lynette Woodard, who set the record with 3,649 points from 1978-81 – before the NCAA took charge of women’s sports.

“I’m actually very grateful to pass that baton. I’m very happy for her,” Plum said on Friday at USA Basketball team camp. “If anything, make sure that we show her love outside of her performance. She’ll break it. I’m excited for her.”