AUBURN - Former Auburn player Le'coe Willingham scored a season-high 10 points as the WNBA Western Conference-leading Seattle Storm wrapped up the week with an impressive 82-61 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars at home on Sunday. Willingham had a hot shooting night, going 4-of-5 from the field. With the win, the Storm finished the week 2-1 to increase its lead over the defending WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury in the Western Conference and improved to a WNBA-best 11-2 record on the season. Willingham also had a strong performance in the Storm's loss to the Indiana Fever on Thursday. The Augusta, Ga., native finished the night with seven points, four rebounds and one assist while shooting 3-of-5 from the field. Willingham has appeared in all 13 games this season for Seattle and is averaging 5.1 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field.
DeWanna Bonner and the Phoenix Mercury lost both of their games last week, losing 108-105 to the San Antonio Silver Stars and 96-94 to the Connecticut Sun. In the loss to San Antonio on Friday, Bonner chipped in with six points, nine rebounds, two blocks and an assist. The 2009 SEC Player of the Year scored 14 points, along with six rebounds and one assist Sunday against the Sun. The Birmingham, Ala., native went 7-of-9 from the free throw line in the loss. Bonner is ranked 40th in the WNBA averaging 11.2 points per game and is averaging 7.0 rebounds, good enough for 11th in the league. The second-year WNBA player is also tied for ninth in the league with her 1.25 blocks per game.
The storm will return to action at 9 p.m. CT, Friday against the Indiana Fever, one of only two teams to beat the Storm this season.
After the game on Friday, Seattle will travel to take on the Tulsa Shock Sunday at 3 pm CT in the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
Phoenix will try to avenge its loss to the Sun as it begins a three game road trip with a pair of road games this week against Eastern Conference foes. The Mercury will travel to Connecticut to take on the Sun Friday at 6:30 pm CT. The second stop on the road trip will be Washington for a game against the Mystics Sunday at 3 pm CT.