Euroleague Wrap: DeWanna Bonner Named Player of the Week
Phoenix's DeWanna Bonner finished with Player of the Week honors for Week 7
Phoenix's DeWanna Bonner powered her Rivas squad to a 79-74 win over MKB Euroleasing after posting an impressive 33-point, 13-rebound outing. Her efficiency rating of 34 was six more than Mercury teammate Penny Taylor, in turn awarding Week 7 Player of the Week honors to Bonner.
Bonner's single-game performance places her well within the Top 5 scoring leaders in the league, as she is now averaging 19.9 points per game, just one spot behind Phoenix teammate Diana Taurasi's league-leading 24.6 points per.
The win over MKB, a team highlighted by WNBA players Amber Holt and Angel McCoughtry, improved Bonner's Rivas squad to 3-4 on the year, placing them in fourth place in Group B standings. However, Taurasi and Taylor's Fenerbahce team continues to show its dominance over the group, improving to a perfect 7-0 record after defeating Gospic by the final of 92-60 this past week.
Connecticut's Tina Charles moved into a first place tie with free agent Cheryl Ford in the rebounding category, as each player is now averaging 13.1 boards per game. Atlanta's Sancho Lyttle is third with 11.4.
Here are just a few other notable performances from other WNBA players through Week 7 of Euroleague action:
Penny Taylor (Phoenix Mercury/Fenerbahce): 19 points and 12 rebounds in win over Gospic Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky/Galatasaray): 20 points and 12 rebounds in 85-83 win over Spartak Charde Houston (Minnesota Lynx/Kosice): 19 points and 11 rebounds in 77-60 win over USO Mondeville Sandrine Gruda (Connecticut Sun/UMMC Ekaterinburg): 22 points and five boards in win over Lotus Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury/Kosice): 23 points and five rebounds in win over USO Mondeville Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun/Nadezhda): 17 points and 14 rebounds in 75-59 win over Frisco Lauren Jackson (Seattle Storm/Spartak): 23 points and eight rebounds in loss to Galatasaray