By Ben York, PhoenixMercury.com
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
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The following updates include games played through December 3, 2012.
Jiangsu Phoenix (China): Thomas continued to dominate
in the Chinese Womens 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (Taurasis former team) on Dec. 5. Currently, Taurasi is averaging 17 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in the EuroLeague.
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.
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.
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.
Undecided (making a trip to Phoenix this week)
Undecided (finishing rehab on her knee)