Tag Archives: Candice Dupree

Bonner Named as WNBA All-Star Reserve

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— At long last, DeWanna Bonner is headed to her first WNBA All-Star game. The All-Star reserve selections were announced Tuesday night during the Phoenix Mercury’s game against the Los Angeles Sparks. Bonner is currently averaging 17.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists a game through the first 15 games this season for the Mercury. Bonner is ranked ... Read More »

All-Stars Dupree and Griner Shine in Mercury 80-71 Win Over Dream

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury had a lot to celebrate about on Tuesday as the team defeated the Atlanta Dream 80-71. In addition to the win, Candice Dupree and Brittney Griner were named as WNBA All-Star starters and went out and played just like All-Stars against the Dream, each scoring a game-high 22 points and each grabbing 7 rebounds. “It’s ... Read More »

Phoenix Mercury’s Candice Dupree and Brittney Griner Named WNBA All-Star Starters

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— Brittney Griner and Candice Dupree were named as 2015 WNBA All-Star starters Tuesday. Griner has been selected as an All- Star starter all three years she has been in the league while Dupree will be making her first All-Star start but her fifth overall appearance (2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015). Dupree has started in all 13 games for the ... Read More »

Phoenix Mercury Cruise Past Tulsa Shock 86-55

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— Once the ball was tipped, the Phoenix Mercury players had their feet on the gas pedal all night and never pumped the brakes, as the team cruised to an 86-55 victory over the Tulsa Shock. Entering the game, the Shock had the WNBA’s best record at 8-2 but the team was dealt a big-blow and came to ... Read More »

Mercury Use Offensive Chemistry to Beat the Stars 85-78

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury jumped out to an early lead against the San Antonio Stars and never looked back winning 85-78 Tuesday night. Right from the start, the Mercury pushed the tempo of the game and looked to get Candice Dupree involved. “Candice, she’s a play maker, so we need the ball in her hand because she always makes ... Read More »

Mercury Fall in Double-Overtime to Sun 90-78

By: Kayla Mortellaro  Phoenix— The Phoenix Mercury showed grit and fight Friday night against the Connecticut Sun to force double-overtime. Despite a last second, game tying effort at the end of regulation by DeWanna Bonner, the rally fell short as the Mercury lost to the Sun 90-78 after 50 minutes of playing time. “We had our opportunities to win but just ... Read More »

Mercury Fight Past Lynx 81-66

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury pulled off the upset Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Lynx 81-66. Head coach Sandy Brondello preaches defense as the key to winning games for the Mercury. Sunday, the team knocked down one of the best teams in the Western Conference who was previously undefeated and averaging 85 points per game in the first three ... Read More »

Mercury Celebrate Opening Night with 2014 Championship Rings and a Win

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury started the 2015 season with an elaborate ceremony presenting the team their 2014 WNBA Championship rings and unveiling the championship banner in the rafters. The team’s star and arguably the best player in the WNBA, Diana Taurasi was in attendance, as was Penny Taylor and suspended Brittney Griner. The Mercury were joined by an ... Read More »

Phoenix Mercury Set 2015 Roster

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury announced the final 12 players to make the team’s roster for the 2015 season. The defending WNBA champs will have the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year center Brittney Griner, forward DeWanna Bonner, forward Candice Dupree, forward Mistie Bass and guard Tiffany Bias all returning. The Mercury will have three rookies on the opening ... Read More »