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Charles, Parker earn WNBA weekly honors

Connecticut's Tina Charles and Los Angeles' Candace Parker have been named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference players of the week, respectively, for games played June 11-17.

Charles, who earned her sixth career weekly honor, led the league with 14.3 rebounds per game while adding 20.7 points per game for the Sun. She became the first player in league history to post three career 20-20 games after amassing 23 points and 22 rebounds in a victory over the Atlanta Dream on June 17.

Parker took home her second weekly award this season and the seventh of her career. She recorded 33 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and five blocks in an 87-81 victory over Connecticut, which was the Sparks' lone win during the period.

Other candidates for the weekly award were Atlanta's Armintie Price, Chicago's Sylvia Fowles and Washington's Crystal Langhorne in the East, and Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen, Phoenix's DeWanna Bonner, San Antonio's Becky Hammon, Seattle's Sue Bird and Tulsa's Temeka Johnson in the West.