Overseas Update: Oct. 22, 2012
Posted: Oct. 22, 2012
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 detailed stats and schedules, click here.
The following updates include games played through October 22, 2012.
Krystal Thomas – Jiangsu Phoenix (China): Thomas did not play in any games over the past week.
Charde Houston – Maccabi Ashdod (Israel): Houston did not play in any games over the past week.
Sammy Prahalis – Maccabi Ramat Hen (Israel): Prahalis did not play in any games over the past week.
Briana Gilbreath – Lider Pruszkow (Poland): Gilbreath played in three games for Lider Pruszkow. On October 13, Gilbreath played 26 minutes in a 71-54 win over Widzew. She scored 15 points, had six steals and seven rebounds. On October 17, Gilbreath scored 11 points and had four rebounds in a 71-52 victory over PTK Pabianice. She finished the week with another win, 47-38, over AZS Rzeszow with four points, three rebounds and three steals.
DeWanna Bonner – Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia): In her first game against Dynamo GUVD on October 18, Bonner scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 66-61 win. She followed up that performance with 17 points, five rebounds, and four steals in a 67-49 victory against Chevakata on October 21.
Candice Dupree – Spartak (Russia): Playing for Pokey Chatman in Russia, Dupree scored four points and tallied three rebounds in 12 minutes of action in a 76-44 win over Energy Ivanovo on October 18. She was a perfect 3-3 from the field on October 21 against Spartak N. scoring eight points and grabbing two rebounds in a dominating 86-39 victory.
Diana Taurasi – UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia): Playing her first game today for her new team, UMMC Ekaterinburg, Taurasi scored 16 points, dished out four assists and had four rebounds in a 74-49 win over Energy Ivanovo.
Dymond Simon – Piestanske Cajky (Slovakia): Simon’s team, Piestanske Cajky, picked up wins over MBK Ruzomb on October 13 (70-54) and SKBD Rucon (69-54) on October 21. Stats/box scores unavailable at this time.
Lynetta Kizer – KB Stars (South Korea): Kizer did not play in any games over the past week.
Nakia Sanford – Woori Hansae (South Korea): Sanford did not play in any games over the past week.
Alexis Hornbuckle – Has not signed with an overseas team
Penny Taylor – Has not signed with an overseas team (finishing rehab on her knee)