On Friday, Caitlin Clark finally took home her first-ever WNBA victory. Finishing with a double-double on the road, Clark helped the Indiana Fever carve out a 78-73 win over the Los Angeles Sparks.

Many fans rejoiced in the team's first trimph of the season. This was seen in the flurry of social media reactions following the final buzzer.

Clark's double-double was comprised of 11 points and 10 rebounds. As one of the tweets indicated, the Fever's prized rookie had difficulty finding her rhythm for most of the night. Nevertheless, her fourth quarter made up for it.

Indiana was up by three when Clark sank her first downtown dagger with 2:50 remaining on the clock. Baskets by Cameron Brink and Lexie Brown trimmed it to a one-possession game, but Clark hit another crucial three with 40 seconds left. The Sparks failed to convert in the closing stretch, while free throws from Kelsey Mitchell eventually sealed the deal for the Fever.

Indiana was actually down by 11 at the half. Nevertheless, a strong second half was all it took to come back and steal the win in front of a dismayed Crypto.com Arena. Mitchell led the scoring with 18 points, while forward Aliyah Boston and center Temi Fagbenle added 17 points each.

As for Clark, she made up for her early struggles by contributing in other ways. Besides her 10 boards, Clark also finished the game with eight assists. On the defensive end, the 6-foot guard tallied four steals, while her only block of the night was a crucial one on Kia Nurse during the game's final minute.

Moving forward, a difficult task awaits

While Friday was surely a day of smiles for the Fever, there's a lot more work to be done. At the moment, Indiana holds a 1-5 record β€” second to the last in the Eastern Conference. While one could say that they've had a tough schedule so far, it doesn't get any easier. The team's next game will be against none other than the reigning champions of the league, the Las Vegas Aces. It would arguably be Clark's toughest test yet, as the Aces boast formidable stars such as A'ja Wilson, Jackie Young and Kelsey Plum.

Nevertheless, knowing Caitlin Clark's competitiveness, she'll surely embrace the challenge head-on.