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Women's Basketball Press Releases

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(3/30)  Gary Koch will replace Lana LaBruyere as MAC's women's basketball coach.  Gary Koch (previous 3 seasons at Jefferson College) will move his entire staff to Mineral Area to take the helm of the Cardinals program.  Koch had the Vikings Nationally ranked in all three of the previous seasons and is excited to bring that tradition to MAC.  Press Release

(3/21)  MAC's Erica Anderson named to the All-Region team.  Mineral Area College sophomore point guard Erica "Speedy" Anderson has been an important peice of the puzzle for the Cardinals over the past two seasons.  Anderson was recently honored by the region coaches on the NJCAA All-Region XVI team.

(3/6)  Mineral Area's Dionn Jackson honored on 2005-06 MCCAC All-Conference team.  The Cards also placed Britany Sublett, Erica Anderson, and Marquette Hollins on the All-Conference Honorable Mention list.  MCCAC All-Conference Selections

(2/23) MAC earns another MCCAC Conference win with 74-65 win over Meramec.  The Cards started and ended the game with runs to earn a win over the Magic in St. Louis.  Neicole Whittaker led the Cards with 13.  Dawn Leathers and Ramona Golphin added 12, while Fran Henderson chipped in 11.

(2/20) Three Rivers spoils Mineral Area's Homecoming game with last-second 54-53 win.  The Cardinals have bounced back from a losing streak at the beginning of the semester and had the momentum against the Raiders late in the game.  But, a late foul and a last second miss led to a one point loss.  Dionn Jackson led MAC with 17. DJ Article

(2/16)  Mineral Area breaks the 100 point barrier with 107-50 MCCAC Conference win over Florissant Valley.  The Cards led 56-24 at the half and continued to dominate for all 40 minutes.  Natalie Rozenfeld had a break-out game with 23 points, Whitney Washington addewd 17, while Myra Rios and Brittney Sublett each chipped in 15. DJ Article

(2/13)  Mineral Area drops Region XVI contest at Moberly.  The Cards played one of their worst games of the season at Moberly.  MAC trailed early and couldn't ever get on track in their 38-93 loss to the Greyhounds.  Ramona Golphin led the way with 8 points. DJ Article

(2/9)  Cardinals earn MCCAC win at Forest Park 61-59.  Mineral Area is back on the right track winning two of their last three games.  MAC moves to 12-8 on the season and 2-2 in the MCCAC Conference.  Ramona Golphin led the way with 12 points.  DJ Article

(2/5)  Mineral Area drops Region XVI contest to Crowder 65-62.  The Cards trailed 38-31 at the half , but came back to take a late game lead behind balanced scoring.  Although MAC grabbed a late lead, the Riders squeeked out the victory behind Araujo's 25 points. Cards scoring leaders: E Anderson 12, Whitiker 7, Sublett 7, Leathers 7, Rios 7.  DJ Article

(1/30)  Cards end skid, get back on winning track with Region XVI win over State Fair.  MAC had played well, but dropped their last two games to top 20 teams in the waining moments.  This time, the Cards jumped to a 41-28 lead over the Roadrunners.  State Fair made a late come-back attempt, but MAC held strong with a 78-68 win.  Brittany Subblett scored 14 and Whitney Washington added 12 in the victory.

(1/22)  The Cards hang with #9 Moberly, but fall short in third straight game against ranked opponent.  MAC had a defensive battle going with the Greyhounds, as the score was tied 19-19 at the half.  But, Moberly outlasted the Cardinals for the 57-51 win.  DJ Article

(1/19)  #19 Jefferson scores last six points to outlast Cardinals 58-53 in rematch.  The loss drops the Cardinals to 10-6 (0-2 R-16, 1-2 MCCAC) on the season .  MAC was led by Dionn Jackson with 11 and Washington with 10.  DJ Article

(1/12)  Cards streaking in wrong direction with fourth straight loss.  Mineral Area traveled to #21 Jefferson and was handed their worst defeat of the season 86-50.  The Cards were led by Dionn Jackson with 11, while the Vikings had four players in double-figures.  MAC will get another chance as they host Jefferson on January 18 at 5:00pm.

(1/9)  Cards fall short in first Region XVI game of the season: Three Rivers 81, MAC 68.  Mineral Area trailled 37-31 in tight first-half of action at Poplar Bluff.  But, the Raiders pulled away down the stretch, behind Missy Whitney's 21 points.  The Cards were led by Marquette Hollins with 18, and Dionn Jackson with 9. 

(1/5)  Cardinals falter in first game after the Holiday Break: drop road game to Southwestern Illinois 75-53.  MAC trailed 38-21 at the half and stuggled to gain any rythm with several players sidelined due to injuries.  Dionn Jackson led MAC with 16 points.  DJ Article

(12/19)  #16 Cards end first semester 10-2 with loss to Kaskaskia 76-65.  Mineral Area held the lead at the half 36-31, but a strong second half helped the Blue Angels knock off the Cardinals for the second time this season.  Holins led MAC in scoring with 13.  DJ Article 

(12/12)  #15 Mineral Area moves to 10-1 with 83-64 win over visiting Shawnee.  The Cards won their Rotary Shootout contest with a strong performance from a trio of players.  Brittney Sublett scored 18, Dion Jackson added 16, and Mayra Rios chipped in 15.  DJ Article

(12/7)  Mineral Area Women make their debut in the NJCAA poll this season.  The Cardinals are off to a great start this season under Coach Lana LaBruyere.  MAC is currently 9-1 and is on a five game winning streak.  This start was enough to impress the voters into ranking the team #15 nationally.  NJCAA Poll

(12/5)  Cards rolling along again with fifth win in a row by defeating Shawnee 92-75.  MAC earned another road win this week-end by outscoring the Saints in Ullin, IL.  Mayra Rios led the Cardinals with 16, Hollins added 15, and Rozenfeld chipped in 14. 

(12/1)  Cardinals knock off their second ranked team of the season with 64-54 win over #8 Lewis & Clark.  Mayra Rios led MAC past the Trailblazers with 16 points in their first MCCAC contest of the season.  Brittney Sublett added 12 and Whitney Washington chipped in 10 in the win that moved the Cards to 8-1 (1-0).  DJ Article

(11/27)  Mineral Area moves to 7-1 with 70-59 win over Southwestern Illinois.  The Cardinals finished off their Thanksgiving Classic with a solid performance in front of the home crowd.  MAC led 34-29 at the half and finished off the BlueStorm with a 36-30 second half. The Cards were led by Mayra Rios with 13, Washington and E. Anderson each added 11.  DJ Article

(11/26)  Cards grab win over John Wood 83-72 in MAC Thanksgiving Classic.  MAC used a great second half effort to pull away after going to the locker-room tied at 32.  Erica Anderson had a season-high 20, Fran Henderson chipped in 16, Brittany Sublett added 14, and Dionn Jackson scored 13 in the win.  DJ Article

(11/22)  Cards start off slow, get into gear to runaway with 68-49 victory over Washington University JV.  The Cards and Bears were tied at the half 28 all.  But, a 40-21 second half outburst, led by Fran Henderson's 12 points helped MAC get back on the winning track.  Erica Anderson and Mayra Rios each added 11 in the win.  DJ Article 

(11/17)  Kaskaskia puts a stop to Cards winning streak in Centrallia, IL.  MAC dropped their first game of the year to the Blue Devils 67-74.  Kaskaskia (3-1) led by 4 at the half, but a scrappy come-back netted the Cards a lead in the second half.  But, Fran Henderson's 19 points wasn't enough for the Cards to earn a win in a back-and-fourth game.  DJ Article

(11/14)  Cards beat Malcolm X (Chicago, IL) 86-45 to start off season 4-0.  The Cards extended their winning streak to four with a buzzer-to-buzzer whipping of Malcolm X.  MAC led 48-16 at the half and never looked back in the 41 point victory.  Natalie Rozenfeld led all scorers with 19, Sublette added 13, E. Anderson 9, Washington 8.

(11/13)  MAC lights up scoreboard in 92-67 win at the Holiday Inn Express Classic held at Jefferson College.  The Cardinals sent in shifts of platoons as they used a runaway period in the first half of their game with the South Suburban Lady Bulldogs to improve to 3-0 on the young season.  DJ Article

(11/7)  Cards knock off #19 John A. Logan and run past Olive-Harvey. MAC opened the season with an impessive win on the road by defeating the #19 Volunteers 71-68.  Mayra Rios led the Cards wih 14, Whitney Washington added 13, and Britany Sublett chipped in 11 in the win over John A. Logan.  Mineral Area moved to 2-0 with a 86-55 victory over Olive-Harvey.  Washington led the cards with 18, Natalie Rozenfeld and Fran Henderson scored 12, & Sublett added 12.  DJ Article

(10/19)  The MAC women's basketball team has several ranked opponents on this season's schedule.  Moberly may be the best of the ranked teams that will visit the Sechrest Fieldhouse.  The Greyhounds are ranked #2 in the NJCAA Pre-Season National Poll with the return of two All-Americans (Nikya Hughes & Mesha Williams) and a solid recruiting class.  The Cards will also compete against #12 Three Rivers, #19 John A. Logan, Jefferson (RV), Southwestern Illinois (RV), and DII #6 John Wood.  NJCAA Poll

(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).