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Delle Donne, Moore named WNBA Players of the Week

3:57 PM, Aug 26, 2013   |    comments
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne and Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore have been selected as the WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played through Aug. 25.

Delle Donne took home Eastern Conference honors for the fourth time in her distinguished rookie season, posting averages of 20 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest as the Sky finished the week 3-0.

The Delaware product poured in a season-high 25 points along with eight rebounds in a 67-56 win at Atlanta on Sunday.

Moore collected her second weekly player honor of the season and fourth of her career after striking for a league-high 25 points per contest in three games as Minnesota went 2-1.

In Saturday's 84-77 victory over Indiana, Moore recorded a career-high 35 points by shooting 15-of-21 from the field, to go with eight rebounds and four steals.

Others considered for this week's awards included Atlanta's Erika de Souza, Chicago's Sylvia Fowles, Indiana's Tamika Catchings and New York's Plenette Pierson in the East, as well as Los Angeles teammates Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Taurasi from Phoenix, San Antonio's Shenise Johnson and Tulsa's Liz Cambage in the West.

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