Men (4-3, 2-1 ODAC)
Monday, January 5 - Va. Wesleyan, 7:30
Thursday, January 8 - St. Mary's, 7:00
Saturday, January 10 - Roanoke, 7:30
Dec. 3 - W&L 44, Hampden-Sydney 42
Dec. 5 - Washington Univ. 81, W&L 56
Dec. 6 - W&L 55, Occidental 46
Dec. 9 - W&L 57, Emory & Henry 54
THREE OUT OF FOUR
Two out of three ain't bad, but three out of four is even better.
The Generals enter the 1998 portion of their schedule having won three
of their last four games with some quality wins. W&L shocked ODAC
preseason favorite Hampden-Sydney 44-42 on December 3 in the Tigers own
gym. On December 9 the Generals knocked off then league-leading Emory &
W&L weathered a six-game road swing to open the season by going 3-3
and then opened a six-game homestand with a 57-54 win over Emory &
Henry on December 9. Beginning with a contest against ODAC-leading
Virginia Wesleyan on January 5, the Generals will play five games in
Lexington in a span of just 10 days.
Six-foot-six sophomore center Rich Peterson is expected back into the
Generals lineup following the exam break. Peterson, the team's leading
scorer last year and through the first three games this year, has not
played since breaking a finger against Guilford on November 25.
DYER ANSWERS IN THE CLUTCH
After being slowed by some early season injuries, senior co-captain
Kelly Dyer has been a major player in the Generals 3-1 mark over the
last four games. Dyer scored 21 of W&L's 44 points in the win over
Hampden-Sydney, hitting four three-pointers. In the last four games
he's averaged 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds and he was named the ODAC
Player of the Week for the week ending December 7.
ODDS & ENDS
W&L sandwiches its January 10 game against archrival Roanoke between
two teams it has rarely played...the Generals host St. Mary's of
Maryland on January 8 in just the second meeting between the schools
and the first since 1976...W&L plays Dickinson on January 12 and the
Generals lead the series 2-0 with the most recent clash coming in
1984...W&L was ranked fourth in the latest NCAA Division III statistics
in scoring defense, allowing just 52.3 points per game...W&L has
allowed an average of just 47.5 points per game in its four
victories...sophomore center Scott Hudson leads the team in scoring
(10.3 ppg) and has 12 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots in
the win over Emory & Henry.
| Women (3-2, 1-2
Tuesday, January 6 - Eastern Mennonite, 7:00
Thursday, January 8 - at Hollins, 7:00
Saturday, January 10 - Roanoke, 5:00
Dec. 4 - W&L 62, Randolph-Macon WC 51
Dec. 8 - Bridgewater 75, W&L 50
DEAN OF THE BOARDS
W&L senior forward Tonia Dean grabbed 13 rebounds in the Generals
62-51 victory over Randolph-Macon Woman's College on December 4 to become
the school's all-time leading rebounder. Dean now has 562 career rebounds
to break the school mark of 545 set by Sandra Holmes (1993-96). Dean is
having the best year of her career with averages of 11.4 points and 11.0
rebounds and is also making a run at Holmes career points mark of 775.
Dean has 646 career points.
W&L opened its home schedule by defeating Randolph-Macon Woman's
College 62-51 on December 4. That loss is the Wildcats only setback in
the league and they later went on to upset Roanoke. More impressive in
W&L's victory was the fact the Generals won with both starting guards -
Ansley Miller and Jessica Morton - out with injuries. Junior Chrissy
Burghardt led the Generals with 16 points in the win.
MORTON STILL SIDELINED
Sophomore point guard Jessica Morton will remain out of the
lineup for several more weeks. Morton, who set a school record with 83
assists last year, broke her hand in practice in early December and has
played in only three games this season. It was originally hoped she would
be back in the lineup by mid-January, but it appears she will be out
W&L has four players averaging in double figures through the
first five games. Sophomore guard Ansley Miller, who has missed the last
two games with a sprained ankle, is averaging 12.3 points per game.
Senior forward Tonia Dean is averaging 11. 4 points, junior center Amber
Hinkle is averaging 10.8 points, as is junior forward Chrissy Burghardt.
ODDS & ENDS
Freshman center Leah Sawyer made her first start in a loss to
Bridgewater on December 8 and responded with 21 points and nine
rebounds...W&L has outscored its opponents 100-33 from the free throw
line this year...W&L is shooting 76.3 percent from the line this season,
second in the ODAC and fourth in NCAA Division III...W&L set a school
mark for free throw percentage last year, making 68.6 percent...W&L will
be busy over the next few weeks with seven games in a 13-day stretch that
begins with a home game against Eastern Mennonite on January 6...this
year was the first time in the five-year history of the varsity program
at W&L that the Generals carried a winning record into the exam break.