Overseas Update: Dec. 9, 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 December 9, 2013.
Krystal Thomas Perfumerias (Spain): Thomas and Perfumerias beat Novi-Zagreb, 74-57, with Thomas notching eight points and 15 boards. They also beat Zamarat, 74-65 -- Thomas had two points and eight rebounds in the victory.
Brittney Griner Zhejiang (China): Griner continued to improve mightily overseas with 25 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks in a 71-64 loss to Guangdong and 38 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks on 16-19 shooting in an 83-63 win over Beijing. She and Zhejiang face Heilongjiang and Liaoning next.
Briana Gilbreath Undecided
Charde Houston Uni Girona (Spain): Houston and Uni Girona beat Bembibre, 65-56, while tallying 25 points and seven rebounds on 12-17 shooting. They face Mann Filter on Dec. 14.
Jasmine James Recent information has not been made available, but James fell to Recife, 64-57, after posting solid numbers (14 points, three assists) in her debut. Follow her on Twitter here.
DeWanna Bonner Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia): Bonner tallied 15 points and five rebounds in a 71-49 win over UNIQA and 23 points and 10 boards in a 67-53 loss to Dynamo Moscow. They are now 5-2 in the PBL with games against Wisla Krakow and Spartak V MR coming up.
Candice Dupree Dynamo Kursk (Russia): Dupree and Dynamo Kursk beat the previously undefeated UMMC team led by Diana Taurasi, 100-93. Dupree tallied 16 points and five rebounds in that victory. They also beat Botas, 78-65, with Dupree notching 20 points and seven rebounds on 10-18 shooting. Dynamo Kursk is now 4-3 in the PBL with a big game against Spartak V MR next.
Diana Taurasi UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia): Taurasi and UMMC lost to Dupree's Dynamo Kursk team, 100-93. Taurasi had an impressive 20 points, four rebounds, two assists and six 3-pointers in the loss. However, they beat Kayseri 82-45 with Taurasi's six points, five rebounds and 13 assists (highlights below). They face Familia Schio and Spartak V MR next.
Lynetta Kizer Undecided
Alexis Hornbuckle Undecided
Penny Taylor Undecided