Fever add two to the family; Coleman reaches milestone

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 3: Candice Dupree
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 3: Candice Dupree /

Despite an 89-73 road loss to the Connecticut Sun, the Indiana Fever franchise have plenty to celebrate! Here are a few highlights from the Indiana Fever family over the last 24 hours.

A family affair

Fever All-Star Candice Dupree missed Sunday’s game to attend to wife DeWanna Bonner who gave birth to twins. In Dupree’s absence, her sister-in-law, Erica McCall got the start.  The Fever posted from the moment McCall found out her sister was in labor.

The twin babies are the first children of Dupree and wife DeWanna Bonner of the Phoenix Mercury. It’s safe to say the twins will be introduced to basketball at an early age. The Summitt staff extends congratulations and well wishes to the growing family.

2,000 and counting

On Sunday, Marissa Coleman reached 2,000 points in the first half of Sunday’s game against Connecticut.  She reached the milestone on the same court she tallied her first professional points as a member of the Washington Mystics.

The nine-year veteran posted four points and nine rebounds in the contest.  The Indiana Fever is her third WNBA team and where she has remained the longest (4th season).

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The Fever have dropped their last four games and currently sit in 10th place in the overall standings.  The team will need to string together several wins if they hope to reach the WNBA Finals for a 13th consecutive year. Indiana returns to action Friday, August 4.  The two-game home stand begins with the Chicago Sky (8-16), followed by the Minnesota Lynx (19-2) on Sunday, August 6.