For the second week in a row, the Connecticut Sun have received Eastern Conference Player of the Week recognition. Following Week 10 of WNBA action, Brionna Jones was recognized with the honor.
During the week of Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, the team grabbed one win over Las Vegas and two over Los Angeles. Jones averaged 18.0 points per game (54 total), 9.7 rebounds per game (29 total), 2.7 steals per game (8 total) and 1.3 assists per game (4 total). On a total of 33 shots and 22 makes, Jones accumulated a field goal percentage of 66.7 percent.
On Tuesday, Aug. 24 the Sun defeated the Aces (76-62) for the third and final time of the regular season. Jones shot 5-for-9 from the field, finishing the evening with 16 points. Not only was the 6-3 center a factor offensively, but also defensively. She grabbed eight rebounds, six of which were defensive boards and also tallied a team and career-high four steals.
In the first of two games against Los Angeles, Jones led the team to a 76-72 victory with a game-high 23 points (10-13). She also added six rebounds, two assists as well as one steal and one block.
The four-year veteran ended the week with a 76-61 victory over the Sparks where she notched her first double-double of the season. Jones scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds. Her 16 points came off of 7-of-11 shots from the field and two made freethrows. She also added one assist and three steals.
The Connecticut Sun sit atop of the league standings with the best overall record (20-6) and best home record (13-1). The Sun are currently on an eight-game winning streak that dates back to Friday, July 9. After the team’s five-game home stand, they prepare to face the Washington Mystics (10-15) in D.C. on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 7pm ET. For additional information about the Connecticut Sun, visit connecticutsun.com.