Uncasville, CT (January 23, 2023) – DeWanna Bonner and CBK Mersin defeated Basket Landes, 75-59, in EuroLeague play on Wednesday, January 18. Bonner filled the stat sheet, tallying 10 points, eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in the win. On Saturday, January 21, Bonner and CBK Mersin were victorious against Emlak Konut in a Turkish League contest, 67-59. Bonner finished with eight points, nine rebounds, two assists, four steals and two blocks.
Alyssa Thomas, Brionna Jones and USK Prague picked up a 65-57 victory against Bourges on Wednesday, January 18 in EuroLeague competition. USK Prague closed the contest on a 26-12 run in the final quarter for the come from behind victory. Thomas led the way 15 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Jones added seven points, 10 rebounds and two assists in the win. On Saturday, January 21, Jones, Thomas and USK Prague defeated Hradec Kralove, 116-25, in Czech League play. Jones notched a double-double with 19 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Thomas added four points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals in the decisive win.
Joyner Holmes and Sassari defeated Italian League rival, Venezia, 79-74 on Saturday, January 21. Holmes tallied a double-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in the win. Sassari has now won three straight Italian League contests and sits at fourth in league standings.
Olivia Nelson-Ododa and the Melbourne Boomers fell against Bendigo, 81-76 on Saturday, January 21. Nelson-Ododa notched 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in the effort.
Ty Harris and Cankaya dropped a close Turkish League matchup against Antalya 07, 77-76, on Sunday, January 22. Harris finished with 23 points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal, while playing in all 40 minutes of action for her team.
Connecticut Sun players are back in overseas action this week beginning with Natisha Hiedeman and Maccabi Ashdod matching up against Hapoel Rishon LeZion at 12:00 PM ET on January 23. Thomas, Jones and USK Prague play Polkowice at 1:00 PM ET on January 25. Bonner and CBK Mersin take on DVTK at 12:10 PM ET on January 26. On January 28, Harris and Cankaya face off against Besiktas at 6:00 AM ET; Bonner and CBK Mersin play Bursa at 8:30 AM ET; Thomas, Jones and USK Prague match up against Chomutov at 11:00AM ET; and Nelson-Ododa and the Melbourne Boomers take on the Perth Lynx at 11:30PM ET. To close out the week, Holmes and Sassari play Libertas Moncalieri at 12:00 PM ET; and Hiedeman and Macacabi Ashdod take on Holon at 12:00 PM ET on January 29.
For more information on dates and times of all Connecticut Sun off-season play, visit: https://sun.wnba.com/sun-off-season-tracker/ .