Aug. 7, 2013
AUBURN - Former Auburn women's basketball players DeWanna Bonner and Le'Coe Willingham continue play as the 2013 WNBA season enters August. Bonner and the Phoenix Mercury are currently 10-11 on the season, while Willingham and the Atlanta Dream are currently 11-6.
Despite the Mercury going through a rough time as a team, Bonner has been steady through the season and is the second-leading scorer on the team. Bonner scored 15 points, grabbed three rebounds and had one assist in the game against Minnesota. Against Seattle, she scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds while dishing out a career-high seven assists. In the team's most recent game against the Storm, Bonner finished the game with 11 points in four rebounds.
In the Mercury's most recent victory, an 82-76 decision over the Atlanta Dream, Bonner scored 23 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out four assists. She is currently averaging 16.1 points per game (10th in the WNBA), 6.6 rebounds per game (13th) and 2.7 assists per game (19th).
Willingham and the Dream's last win was a 74-65 victory over Connecticut. Willingham scored four points, grabbed six rebounds, tallied one steal and one assist. In the team's most recent game, an 82-76 loss to the Mercury, Willingham scored six points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out one assist.
Willingham is currently averaging 3.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. The Dream is in second place in the Eastern conference, behind Chicago.
Bonner and the Mercury will return to action Aug. 9 against Tulsa at 7 p.m., a game that can be viewed on WNBA Live Access. Willingham and the Dream will return Aug. 10 against Indiana at 7 p.m., and again on Aug. 11 against New York at 6 p.m. Both games can be viewed on SportsSouth and WNBA Live Access.