Following the most successful season in 30 years, the Brandon University Bobcats women's basketball team is adding two American import players for next season.

Mikaela Stanton and Alyssa Montgomery have both committed and signed letters of intent to play for the Bobcats beginning this fall.

mikaela_stanton"We're looking to fill the void and increase our offensive output, and we feel with our returning players combined with these two import players we will be able to do exactly that," says Bobcats coach Novell Thomas.

Stanton, a 5-foot-4 guard from San Diego, Calif, is transferring from San Diego's Palomar College, where last season she averaged 16.7 points per game.

"Mikaela is a great person and student. She's determined to help our team get to the next level and earn a degree," says Thomas. "She has a scorer's mentality and is used to playing an up-tempo game. That's what we're looking to do going forward."

Montgomery, a 5-foot-11forward from Silver Spring, Md., graduated from Springbrook High School before playing one season with Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg, Ill. and one season at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md.

"I'm excited to have Alyssa join our program because of her passion for the game," says Thomas. "Alyssa is very athletic, and can play on the perimeter and in the post. She's very explosive going to the hoop, and we're very excited to see how she does in our league."

"She's very receptive to our coaching philosophy and what we're trying to accomplish, so I'm looking forward to having her join our team this fall."

Stanton and Montgomery will round out the Bobcats women's basketball team's contingent of American players as guard Aleah Bridges (Berkley, Calif.) will return to play her fourth year.

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