Overseas Update: Dec. 3, 2012
Posted: Dec. 3, 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 stats and schedules, click here.
The following updates include games played through December 3, 2012.
Krystal Thomas – Jiangsu Phoenix (China): Thomas continued to dominate in the Chinese Women’s Basketball league this past week. She posted another double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds) in a 71-69 win over Henan on Nov. 27. On Dec. 1, she tallied eight points and 10 boards in a 98-87 win against Zhejiang. Follow Thomas on Twitter and check out her overseas blog.
Charde Houston – Maccabi Ashdod (Israel): Houston and Maccabi Ashdod currently sit in first place in the Israeli League at 4-0. They play today, Dec. 3, against Elitzur Netanya. Houston is averaging 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
Sammy Prahalis – Prahalis has left Israel for family reasons.
Briana Gilbreath – Lider Pruszkow (Poland): Gilbreath had a game-high 19 points in a 68-51 win over Wisla Can-Pak (Alana Beard, Tina Charles) on Dec. 2. With the win, Lider P. moved up to fourth place in the Polish League with a 6-5 record. Follow Gilbreath on Twitter here.
DeWanna Bonner – Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia): Bonner had an impressive 18 points and 12 rebounds in a 73-69 win over Uniqa (Shenise Johnson) on Nov. 28. They next face Arras on Dec. 5. Bonner is averaging 17.6 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in the EuroLeague.
Candice Dupree – Spartak (Russia): Dupree and Spartak had a week off from play and next face Rivas Ecopol. on Dec. 5. Dupree is averaging 14.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in the EuroLeague.
Diana Taurasi – UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia): Still undefeated, Taurasi and UMMC picked up a win over Perfumerias on Nov. 28, 94-62. Taurasi had 12 points, five rebounds and four assists in the victory. They next face Galatasaray (Taurasi’s former team) on Dec. 5. Currently, Taurasi is averaging 17 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in the EuroLeague.
Dymond Simon – Piestanske Cajky (Slovakia): Simon and Piestansky Cajky fell to Good Angels (Plenette Pierson, Allie Quigley) 68-47 on Dec. 1. They are now tied for third place (10-4) in the Extraliga standings.
Lynetta Kizer – KB Stars (South Korea): Kizer continues to put up impressive numbers in South Korea. On Nov. 29, she tallied 24 points and 14 rebounds in a 70-62 loss to the S-Birds. On Dec. 1, Kizer had 20 points and five boards in a 67-61 win over Winnus. Follow Kizer on Twitter here.
Nakia Sanford – One FX (South Korea): Sanford and One FX had two losses this past week. Against Bichumi (60-57) Sanford had 22 points and 10 rebounds. Against the S-Birds on Dec. 2, Sanford had 12 points and 12 boards. Follow Sanford on Twitter here.
Alexis Hornbuckle – Undecided (making a trip to Phoenix this week)
Penny Taylor – Undecided (finishing rehab on her knee)