Overseas Update: Nov. 25, 2013
Every Monday throughout the WNBA off-season, PhoenixMercury.com will provide the X-Factor with weekly updates on how Mercury players are performing overseas.
To see an interactive map of the country each Mercury player is in, along with stats and schedules, click here.
The following updates include games played through November 25, 2013.
Krystal Thomas – Perfumerias (Spain): Thomas and Perfumerias beat Charde Houston’s Uni Girona, 91-42. Thomas tallied six points and 12 rebounds in the win and now lead the LFB with a record of 6-1.
Brittney Griner – Zhejiang (China): Griner bounced back from her debut in China to beat Bayi, 82-76, with 29 points, eight rebounds, six blocks and…drum roll…two dunks! She faces Maya Moore’s Shanxi next on Nov. 26.
Briana Gilbreath – Undecided
Charde Houston – Uni Girona (Spain): Houston and Uni Girona fell to Krystal Thomas’ Perfumerias, 91-42. Charde Houston picked up 11 points in the loss. They now sit at 3-4 in the LFB. They’ll face Zamarat on Nov. 30.
Jasmine James – James is in Brazil and practicing with the team. James is one of the most active players on social media and documents much of her experiences overseas. Follow her on Twitter here.
DeWanna Bonner – Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia): Bonner tallied 21 points and six rebounds in a 76-67 loss against IMOS Brno on Nov. 20. She added 24 points and six boards in an 80-63 win over Dynamo-GUVD on Nov. 24. She faces powerhouse Fenerbahce on Nov. 27.
Candice Dupree – Dynamo Kursk (Russia): Dupree and Dynamo Kursk beat Antakya 58-53 on Nov. 21, with Dupree picking up 14 points and 11 rebounds in the win. She and Dynamo Kursk then beat Vologda Chevakata 80-63 on Nov. 24. She added 15 points and seven rebounds in that win.
Diana Taurasi – UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia): Taurasi and UMMC beat a tough Dynamo Moscow team on Nov. 24, 76-61. Taurasi had 17 points and six assists in the win. UMMC advanced to the next round in the Russian Cup Final Four. Now at 5-0 in the PBL, they’ll face Good Angels on Nov. 27.
Lynetta Kizer – Undecided
Alexis Hornbuckle – Undecided
Penny Taylor – Undecided