Tag Archives: WNBA

Mercury Season Ends on Questionable Foul Call; 72-71 to Lynx

By: Kayla Mortellaro  Update Monday at 1:12 p.m.- The WNBA released a statement about the controversial foul call late in game two of the Western Conference Finals. WNBA STATEMENT ON CALL IN LYNX-MERCURY GAME   NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2015 – Renee Brown, WNBA Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, issued the following statement today regarding the foul call with ... Read More »

Mercury Blaze Past Shock 88-55 to take Game One Series Lead

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— From the moment the ball tipped-off at Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Mercury had the accelerator pressed firmly to the floor as they battled the Tulsa Shock in game one of the WNBA Western Conference semi-finals. The Mercury was energized, focused, determined, and played phenomenal team ball. At half time, Phoenix was leading by 30 points and ... Read More »

Phoenix Mercury Brittney Griner earns Defensive Player of the Year

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— Brittney Griner and her Phoenix Mercury squad start their playoff march to a possible second consecutive WNBA title Thursday night against the Tulsa Shock. Griner and the Mercury have a good omen on their side. In 2014, Griner earned WNBA Defensive Player of the Year honors. And hours before game one of the Western Conference semi-finals, she ... Read More »

Mercury Cruise Past Lynx 79-67

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury started off the afternoon against the Minnesota Lynx with energy, passion, and an aggressive mentality. Getting off to a fast start was something that the Mercury have not done often this season, but Sunday afternoon Phoenix had a three point lead after the first quarter and built it to a 15 point lead by ... Read More »

Mercury Go Wire-to-Wire to Beat Storm 83-66

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury had a total team effort Wednesday night as the team never trailed against the Seattle Storm 83-66. The Mercury’s bench provided a big boost on the night scoring 47 combined points, and giving the starters some much needed rest. “We did what we needed to do, head coach Sandy Brondello said. “We just needed to ... Read More »

Mercury Find Stride to Beat Lynx 73-66

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX— The Phoenix Mercury saved their most complete game for their 21st game of the season and knocked off the Minnesota Lynx 73-66 Friday night. The Mercury were aided by strong rebounding, bench play, and the usual solid play from the big-three. “We knew that it would have to be 40 minutes and it was a game of ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »