Women's Basketball Press Releases

(5/16)  Links to 2004-05 Archives.  Link to Results and Roster

(4/11)  Anna Brisso signs to play at Missouri Baptist University next season.  Brisso, an All-MCCAC selection this season, is a 5'9" guard from Cape Girardeau, MO (Central).  Anna is the first Cardinal to sign from this season's squad and will be a Spartan at NAIA Division I - Missouri Baptist in St. Louis, MO.

(4/3)  Cardinals look to reload: announce signings of seven players for the 2005-06 season.  MAC signs a trio from Conway, AR - Jolanda Young, Fran Henderson, and Britany Sublett.  The Cards also inked Nikki Mitchell (Paragould, AR) Ramona Golphin (Blytheville, AR) Whitney Washington (St. Louis, MO) and Danita Brown (St. Louis, MO - Jennings).

(2/9)  Raiders run away late in the second half to defeat Cards 76-50.  The Mineral Area College women's basketball team has managed to play most of its opponents tough despite being short-handed throughout this season, but was simply overmatched at Three Rivers in the Regin XVI Tournament.  Anna Brisso led MAC with 15, Alycea Wallace added 12, Sane, Dietiker, and Hankins each chipped in 6.  DJ Article 

(3/5)  The Cardinals had the Crowder Lady Riders right where they wanted them Tuesday night. MAC was up by two with 26 ticks left on the clock and the ball, but Crowder's Karin Trindade went for the steal on Anna Brisso and the ball came loose. In the ensuing struggle to get the ball, both girls hit the deck and Brisso was called for the foul, her fifth. Trindade made both free throws to tie the game, and Crowder went on to win in overtime 78-72.  Alycea Wallace scored 25 and Robin Sane added 15.  DJ Article

(2/28)  Mineral Area earns Region 16 victory 62-55 over State Fair.  The Cardinals wanted to celebrate homecoming on Saturday with a win over the Lady Roadrunners. Although the Lady Cardinals had more than their fair share of injuries this season, they got what they desired with the win.  Robin Sane scored 16, Wallace and Anderson added 14.  DJ Article

(2/22)  Mineral Area grabs win over McKendree College JV 66-48.  Anna Brisso led the Cards with 18 in the win.  Alycea Wallace scored 17, and Erica Hankins chipped in 9. 

(2/21)  Three Rivers hits heart-breaking three in final seconds to sneak past MAC 55-54.   The Mineral Area College Cardinals were just seconds away from their first Region XVI win on Saturday night, but a three-pointer from Missy Whitney with 14 seconds left helped the Raiders escape the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse with a wild 55-54 win.  DJ Article

(2/16)  #14 Jefferson wins their 23rd of season by beating the Cards 81-41.  Mineral Area's injuries dropped the team to six healthy bodies for a contest with National power Jefferson.  Alycea Wallace led the Cards with 15 in the setback.  DJ Article

(2/15)  Cards place two on MCCAC All-Conference team, two more earn Honorable Mention status.  Anna Brisso and Robin Sane were selected as first team All-Conference members by the MCCAC coaches.  Alycea Wallace and Erica "Speedy" Anderson were selected as Honorable Mention memebers.  MCCAC All-Conference Team

(2/14)  The Cards drop a 95-57 decision at Moberly.  Robin Sane led MAC in scoring with 18 points, and Anna Brisso scored 16.  DJ Article

(2/9)  MAC drops Region 16 game 73-56 at Crowder.  The Cards only trailed by three, 27-24, at the half, before Crowder took over.  Anna Brisso led all scorers with 24 points and hitting three three-pointers. Sarah Deitiker also had three threes tand added 13, while Robin Sane scored 12 points, all in the second half. DJ Article

(2/6)  Mineral Area grabs MCCAC win over Meramec 74-55.  The Cards started off hot, building a 40-26 lead at the half.  The Majic faought back in the second half, but MAC was too much down the stretch.  Erica Anderson scored 20, Anna Brisso also notched 20, Alycea Wallace added 14, and Robin Sane scored 13 in the win.  DJ Article

(2/3)  Cardinals outscore Forest Park 34-13 in the second half to run away with a 73-37 win.  Robin Sane scored 26 points in a MCCAC conference win for Mineral Area.  Erica Anderson and Alycea Wallace also helped the Cards earn a victory with 16 points each.  DJ Article

(1/30)  Mineral Area erases 11-point second haf deficit, but comes up short in OT.   The MAC Cardinals gave a gutsy performance Saturday evening as they took a 61-55 OT loss from the State Fair Lady Roadrunners.  Alycea Wallace led MAC with 17, Robin Sane added 15.  The Cards are now 10-10.  DJ Article

(1/26)  Mineral Area grabs 69-59 victory over the Bearcats from McKendree College.  Robin Sane scored 25 for the second day in a row and Anna Brisso chipped in 19 in the win.

(1/25)  Cardinals drop MCCAC contest at Lewis & Clark (IL) 67-62.   The Cards were within a bucket with under a minute to go, but dropped a tough loss to start the 3 game stretch in 6 days on the road.  Robin Sane led the Cards with 25.

(1/24)  MAC falls in Region 16 home contest to #18 Moberly 80-57.   Injuries and foul trouble left the Cards with a short bench against a tough Greyhounds squad.  "We're not going to be able to compete when those things happen," stated coach LaBruyere. Anna Brisso led the Cards in scoring with 24, Sarah Dietiker added 12, and Erica Anderson notched 11.  DJ Article

(1/17)  Cardinals force 35 turnovers with aggressive defense against Missouri Baptist Lady Spartan's JV.   MAC posts win in 92-55 walk-over for their ninth win of the season.  Robin Sane led the Cards with 28, Alycea Wallace added 18, Melissa Pollard chipped in 17, and Anna Brisso tallied 11 in the win.  DJ Article

(1/13)  Cardinals dominate Florissant Valley 63-42 to grab a MCCAC win.   Robin Sane and Anna Brisso led the way with 14 points a peice in MAC's first Conference win of the season.  Erica Hankins and Danielle McBride each chipped in 9 points in the game.  The win moved the Cards back over the .500 mark at 8-7 on the season.

(1/10)  Raiders top Cards 86-71 in MCCAC contest at Poplar Bluff.  MAC hung tough early, but found themselves down 11 at the half.  Erica Anderson led the Cards with 24.

(1/4)  Cardinals look great in first half, but fall to Southwestern Illinois 64-55.  The Cardinals held a 33-29 edge at the half, but poor defense led to a tough road loss.  MAC was led in scoring by Anna Brisso and Danielle McBride with 14 points each, Alycea Wallace added 9, and Sarah Dietiker 8.  DJ Article

(12/31)  MAC loses on least second shot to Southwest Tennessee, but earns split in Memphis.   The Cardinals beat Dyersburg State (TN) 71-61 in their first game back after the Holiday break.  Alycea Wallace led the team in scoring with 23 points. Erica Anderson followed with 20 points, making four threes in the game.  DJ Article   The Cards were leading host Southwest Tennessee late, but fell 76-74 on a last second basket.  Anna Brisso led the Cardinals with 20, Alycea Wallace had 19 points, and Robin Sane added 18.  DJ Article

(12/12)  Mineral Area College is ranked #2 Nationally in team defense. The Cardinals are holding opponents to 44.6 points a game, and let their defense translate into victories, as the Cards are 6-4 on the season.  NJCAA Statistics

(12/11)  Mineral Area threatened the #13 Lady Falcons from Southeastern Illinois early, but fell 70-47 in the Rotary Classic.  The Cardinals were led in scoring by Dannielle McBride with 14 points, Anderson added 9, Brisso and Sane scored 8 points each, and Sarah Dieteker had 6.  McBride also had 10 rebounds.  DJ Article

(12/9)  Cardinals move to 6-3 with 73-46 win over the Spartans of Missouri Baptist University.  Alycea Wallace led Mineral Area in scoring with 19, Erica Anderson added 17, Anna Brisso chipped in 15 in the victory.  DJ Article

(12/2)  Cardinals get back to winning ways with a 99-46 shallacking of Lindenwood University JV.  MAC led 62-17 at the half and ran away with the game to move their record to 5-3 on the season.  Robin Sane led all scorers with 27, Anna Brisso scored 21, and Danielle McBride chipped in 16 points in the lop-sided victory.

(11/22)  Cardinals drop two at Southeasten Illinois Classic.  The Cards dropped the opener on Friday 65-49 to #13 Vincennes (IN).  Alycea Wallace led MAC with 14 points, Anna Brisso added 8, and Erica Anderson and Dionn Jackson each chipped in 7. #4 Southeastern Illinois beat the Cards 79-46 on Saturday.  Danielle McBride and Robin Sane led MAC in scoring with 10 points each.

(11/19)  Mineral Area Women's Basketball moves to 4-1 with thumping of Lindenwood University JV.  The Cards used a balanced attack to down the Lions 89-34 at St. Charles, MO.  Erica Anderson had a game-high 20 points, Robin Sane added 19, Danielle McBride chipped in 13, and Anna Brisso added 12 in the win.

(11/17)  Cards move to 3-1 with win over Southwestern Illinois 67-55.   MAC was led in scoring by Anna Brisso with 15 points (3 3FG), and Alycea Wallace with 11.  Erica Anderson chipped in 11, and Danielle McBride added 9 in the home opener.  Duncan added 15 and Williams had 13 for the Blue Storm.  DJ Article

(11/11)  Cards drop first game of season at Jefferson 77-60.   The early season conference battle with the Vikings started like it would be a heavy-weight battle.  Jefferson led by a single point 39-38 at the half.  The game was tight untill a late game surge by the Vikings allowed them to pull away for the win.  Robin Sane led the Cardinals in scoring with 19, Dionne Jackson added 14, and Anna Brisso chipped in 10.

(11/8)  Cardinals open the 2004-05 season with two wins at Penn Valley Classic.   The Mineral Area Cardinals kicked off the season in tremendous fashion with a 60-46 win over classic host #18 Penn Valley.  The completed the week-end sweep by knocking off Kansas City Kansas CC 68-61.  Coach LaBruyere's Cardinals are 2-0 on the season, and will face rival Jefferson College on November 10.

(10/24)  MAC schedule features several opponents ranked in the NJCAA National Poll.   The Pre-season Women's Basketball poll was released last week by the NJCAA, and several of the Cards opponents were on the list.  The Cards will play #4 ranked Southeastern Illinois twice, #13 Vincennes (IN), #18 Moberly twice, #18 DII - Penn Valley, and Three Rivers (who recieved votes) twice.  MAC faces a tough schedule, but will have the opportunity to play against some of the best teams in the nation in the 2004-05 season.