Overseas Update: Dec. 16, 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 16, 2013.
Krystal Thomas – Perfumerias (Spain): Thomas and Perfumerias lost 77-74 to Gran Canaria on Dec. 14. Thomas had 12 points and nine rebounds in the loss. They also fell to Spartak VMR, 67-56 earlier in the week.
Brittney Griner – Zhejiang (China): Griner and Zhejiang cruised past Heilongjiang, 76-54, on Dec. 10 behind Griner's eight points and seven rebounds. They fell to Liaoning, 72-67, on Dec. 14. Griner tallied 13 points and four boards in the loss.
Briana Gilbreath – Undecided
Charde Houston – Uni Girona (Spain): In spite of a brilliant performance from Houston (26 points and 14 rebounds), Uni Girona fell to Mann Filter, 91-97, in overtime 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 an impressive double-double of 14 points and 13 boards in a 60-52 win over Wisla Krakow (highlights below) on Dec. 11. She and Nadezhda fell to Diana Taurasi's UMMC club, 72-54, on Dec. 14. Bonner had nine points and four rebounds in the loss.
Candice Dupree – Dynamo Kursk (Russia): Dupree and Dynamo Kursk picked up two wins over the past few days. They beat Antakya, 82-76, on Dec. 12 with Dupree's 15 points and six rebounds. They also beat Spartak, 69067, on Dec. 15. Dupree had six points and seven rebounds in the victory.
Diana Taurasi – UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia): Taurasi and UMMC beat DeWanna Bonner's Nadezhda Orenburg club, 72-54, on Dec. 14. Taurasi posted 15 points, four rebounds and four assists in the loss. Taurasi is averaging just over 7.0 assists, good for second in the EuroLeague.
Lynetta Kizer – Undecided
Alexis Hornbuckle – Undecided
Penny Taylor – Undecided