Washington and Lee Basketball

Release #5

January 19, 1998

Men (7-6, 4-3 ODAC)

UPCOMING GAMES Wednesday, January 21 - at Emory & Henry, 7:30 RECENT SCORES Jan. 12 - W&L 69, Dickinson 55 Jan. 14 - W&L 55, Lynchburg 41 Jan. 18 - Randolph-Macon 49, W&L 34 LIGHT WEEK AHEAD FOR THE GENERALS The Generals have only one game this week, a mid-week contest at Emory & Henry, but it will be an important battle. The Generals are currently one game ahead of the Wasps in the league standings and will be looking to complete a season sweep over E&H for the first time since the 1993-94 season. W&L beat E&H 57-54 on December 9 in Lexington as Scott Hudson scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds and Kevin Cobbin had 12 points as well. HUDSON HITTING THE BOARDS W&L sophomore center Scott Hudson has been improving his rebounding as the season has gone along. In the last four games Hudson has grabbed 28 rebounds, including a season-high nine against Roanoke, to up his season average to a team-best 5.2 per game. Hudson also leads the Generals with 15 blocked shots. PETERSON GETTING BACK IN THE SWING Sophomore center Rich Peterson had two of his best games of the season last week to lead the Generals to a pair of wins. Peterson, who missed four games earlier in the season with a broken finger, had 14 points and nine rebounds in a 69-55 victory over Dickinson and then sparked W&L to a 55-41 win over Lynchburg. Peterson shot 8-for-9 from the field in that game and finished with 17 points and eight rebounds. DYER JOINS 700 CLUB Senior forward Kelly Dyer is the team's leading scorer and he scored a game-high 13 points in Sunday's 49-34 loss to Randolph-Macon to pass the 700 career point mark. Dyer is averaging 11.1 points per game this season and now has 709 career points. Dyer has two 20-point efforts this season, scoring 21 in a win over Hampden-Sydney and 21 in a loss to Roanoke. ODDS & ENDS W&L was undermanned in its loss to Randolph-Macon due to the flu...junior point guard Kevin Cobbin was limited to only five minutes and guards Matt Jackson and Floyd Stimpson didn't dress for the game...freshman forward Kyle Miller made his first appearance since the season opener in Sunday's loss to Randolph-Macon...Miller had reconstructive knee surgery last spring...W&L held its three opponents last week to an average of just 48.3 points per game to lower it season scoring defense average to 56.9 points per game...Sunday's game against Randolph-Macon marked the first time all year that W&L held its opponent to under 59 points and lost...W&L shot a season best 52.5 percent from the floor against Lynchburg after making just two of its first 11 attempts.

Women (7-5, 4-5 ODAC)

UPCOMING GAMES Tuesday, January 20 - Bridgewater, 7:00 Thursday, January 22 - at Guilford, 7:00 RECENT SCORES Jan. 13 - Va. Wesleyan 80, W&L 76 (ot) Jan. 15 - Randolph-Macon 45, W&L 67 Jan. 17 - W&L 65, Lynchburg 48 Jan. 18 - W&L 57, Wesleyan (Ga.) 31 GENERALS BOUNCE BACK After opening the week with a pair of losses, including an overtime setback to Virginia Wesleyan, the Generals bounced back to post wins on Saturday and Sunday. Those wins were especially important as W&L gets set for another challenging week. On Tuesday W&L hosts undefeated Bridgewater (13-0) and on Thursday the Generals travel to face a Guilford team they have never beaten. BURGHARDT STEADY AS ALWAYS Junior forward Chrissy Burghardt had a great week all over the court as she averaged 14.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.7 steals in the four games. Burghardt had 20 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals in the win over Lynchburg and she had 19 points, six rebounds and six assists in the loss to Virginia Wesleyan. Burghardt is shooting a team-best 42 percent from the floor and is averaging 12.7 points per game. THE BOARDS KEEP COMING Senior forward Tonia Dean has continued to dominate the glass as she now leads the team with an average of 12.3 rebounds per game. Dean is averaging over 13 rebounds per game since the start of 1998 and had a school record 19 rebounds in the loss to Virginia Wesleyan, breaking Sandra Holmes record of 17 set against Roanoke in 1994. Holmes holds the school record for rebound average in a season at 9.2 in 1995-96. MILLER PILING UP THE POINTS In the first five games of the season sophomore guard Ansley Miller did not lead the Generals in scoring at all, but she's led the Generals in six of the last seven games. Miller averaged 17.0 points per game last week, highlighted by a 21-point performance against Virginia Wesleyan. Miller leads the team in scoring with an average of 16.1 points per game and needs just two points to reach 500 for her career. ODDS & ENDS W&L junior center Amber Hinkle had a season-high 23 points in the victory at Lynchburg on Saturday and followed that up with a double-double against Wesleyan...freshman guard Kristin Hazard scored a career-high 16 points in the loss to Virginia Wesleyan...freshman guard Lauren Andrews also had a productive week with three assists against Virginia Wesleyan and Wesleyan...W&L is 3-0 out of the conference this season with a game against Mary Baldwin remaining on the schedule.