Washington and Lee Women's Basketball Game Notes (Week 10)

W&L vs. Hollins - 2/10/00 - 7:00 pm - Lexington, Va.
W&L vs. Roanoke - 2/12/00 - 5:00 pm - Roanoke, Va.
W&L vs. Virginia Wesleyan - 2/14/00 - 6:00 pm - Norfolk, Va.

207 - Career assists posted by Jessica Morton, breaking the previous W&L school record of 203 held by Chrissy Burghardt '99
52.2 - Season field goal percentage of Jessica Mentz
42 - Total number of blocks by Megan Babst this season, breaking the W&L single-season record

POINTS: Jessica Mentz - 13.3 ppg.
REBOUNDS: Megan Babst - 9.8 rpg.
STEALS: Ansley Miller - 2.2 spg.
ASSISTS: Jessica Morton - 2.8 apg.
BLOCKS: Megan Babst - 2.1 bpg.

Senior center Renee Zando erupted for 16 points, 14 rebounds, six blocks, and six steals in leading the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets to a 70-62 win over Washington and Lee in the Warner Center. R-MC jumped out to an 11-0 lead just 4:11 into the contest. From there, W&L never recovered. The closest the Generals would come was within one point (33-32) with 17:28 remaining. That rally was quickly quieted by a three-pointer by senior guard Beth Richard. W&L would never seriously challenge the Yellow Jackets again. Zando connected on 7-of-15 shots from the floor en route to her 16 markers. Also scoring 16 points was senior forward Bren Elliott. The only other Yellow Jacket player in double-figures was Richard with 11 points. The Generals placed four players in double-figures. The contingent was led by senior guard Jessica Morton with 17 points, including 8-of-8 from the charity stripe. Sophomores Megan Babst and Jessica Mentz tallied 14 and 12 points in the post for W&L. Sophomore guard Carter Thomas chipped in 10 points. Washington and Lee hit 40 percent of its shots from the floor, but was not able to take care of the ball, committing 26 turnovers. Randolph-Macon shot 44.3 percent on the evening.

Sophomore center Megan Babst is turning some heads around the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Over the course of the Generals' first 20 contests, Babst has averaged 12.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game. Earlier this season, in a game against EMU, Babst scored 28 points, a new career-high. She also broke her own rebounding record, grabbing 21 in the contest for a new school-record. In addition, Babst rejected five Royal shots. To this point, Babst has blocked 42 shots on the season, breaking the W&L single-season school record. She blocked a total of 27 shots over the entirety of last season.

Terri Dadio Campbell (Lafayette '92) enters her seventh season at the helm of the General women's basketball team. She has guided the program since its inception at the beginning of the 1993-94 season. Dadio Campbell also serves as the head women's volleyball coach at W&L. She has guided the Generals to three straight ODAC Tournament championships and its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance this past fall.

Earlier this season Ansley Miller claimed yet another spot in the W&L history books. With her three steals at Villa Julie, Miller surpassed Chrissy Burgardt for the W&L record with 147 career steals. Miller's total currently stands at 166 steals for her career.

Senior guard Ansley Miller recently became the second player in W&L history to top the 1,000-point plateau. Prior to Miller, the only player to top 1,000 points in a career was Chrissy Burghardt, a 1999 W&L graduate. Burghardt totaled 1,080 points in her four years as a General. In W&L's contest against Lynchburg (1/27), Miller tallied 11 points, breaking Burghardt's career scoring record. Miller currently stands at 1,119 points in her career.

Seniors Ansley Miller and Jessica Morton are currently locked in a race for the W&L career record for assists. Morton has totaled 208 assists to date, while Miller stands at 206. The previous W&L record was held by Chrissy Burghardt '99, at 203. Morton leads the team, averaging 2.8 assists per game this season, while Miller's average is 2.0 apg.

Hollins University enters its game with W&L holding a record of 4-15 overall, 1-13 ODAC on the season. It most recently lost to Emory & Henry College by a score of 66-49. Hollins' lone ODAC win came over Randolph-Macon Woman's College (69-57) on January 29. Earlier this season, W&L defeated Hollins by a score of 85-40. Hollins is led in scoring by junior Rosse Hopkins, who averages 15.3 points per contest.

Entering its contest with Bridgewater College on February 9th, RC holds a record of 14-6 overall, 11-5 ODAC. In their most recent contest, the Maroons defeated Lynchburg by a score of 91-61. Roanoke was led by Crystal Barrett with a game-high 23 points. On the season, the Maroons are led by Barrett, who averages 11.0 points per game. W&L matched up against RC earlier this season at the Warner Center. In that game, the Maroons defeated the Generals by a score of 61-59. Roanoke was picked second in the ODAC Preseason Coaches' Poll.

Going into its contest with Eastern Mennonite on February 11, Virginia Wesleyan owns a record of 11-8 overall and 9-6 in the ODAC. The Blue Marlins' last action came against Lynchburg College. The Hornets won the contest by a score of 65-62. The Marlins were led by Nancy Mattox with 15 points. On the season, VWC is led in scoring by Nancy Mattox at 12.6 points per game. Erin Duckett is the only other Marlin to average double-figures in scoring (12.2). Janine Swanson leads the Marlins in rebounding, averaging 6.9 rebounds per contest. VWC was picked fourth in the ODAC Preseason Coaches' Poll.

vs. Roanoke (2/9)
at R-M Woman's (2/10)
vs. Virginia Wesleyan (2/12)
at Guilford (2/16)
at Virginia Wesleyan (2/19)

EMORY & HENRY (13-6, 12-3 ODAC)
at Guilford (2/9)
vs. Lynchburg(2/12)
at Roanoke (2/15)
vs. Hollins (2/18)
vs. Guilford (2/19)

GUILFORD (13-5, 10-4 ODAC)
vs. Emory & Henry (2/9)
at Lynchburg (2/10)
vs. Randolph-Macon(2/12)
vs. Lynchburg (2/14)
vs. Bridgewater (2/16)
at Emory & Henry (2/19)

at Guilford (2/12)
vs. Lynchburg (2/15)
vs. R-M Woman's (2/17)
vs. East. Mennonite (2/19)

ROANOKE (14-6, 11-5 ODAC)
at Bridgewater (2/9)
vs. Washington and Lee (2/12)
vs. Emory & Henry (2/15)
vs. Hollins (2/17)

VA. WESLEYAN (11-8. 9-6 ODAC)
at East. Mennonite (2/11)
at Bridgewater (2/12)
vs. Washington and Lee (2/14)
vs. East. Mennonite (2/18)
vs. Bridgewater (2/19)

WASH. AND LEE (11-9, 8-8 ODAC)
vs. Hollins (2/10)
at Roanoke (2/12)
at Va. Wesleyan (2/14)
at E. Mennonite (2/16)

E. MENNONITE (6-13, 5-10 ODAC)
vs. Va. Wesleyan (2/11)
vs. Hollins (2/12)
vs. Washington and Lee (2/16)
at Va. Wesleyan (2/18)
at Randolph-Macon (2/19)

LYNCHBURG (6-13, 4-11 ODAC)
vs. Guilford (2/10)
at Emory & Henry (2/12)
at Guilford (2/14)
at Randolph-Macon (2/15)
vs. R-M Woman's (2/19)

HOLLINS (4-15, 1-14 ODAC)
at Washington and Lee (2/10)
at East. Mennonite (2/12)
vs. R-M Woman's (2/15)
at Roanoke (2/17)
at Emory & Henry (2/18)

R-M WOMAN'S (1-18, 1-15 ODAC)
vs. Bridgewater (2/10)
vs. Meredith (2/12)
at Hollins (2/15)
at Randolph-Macon (2/17)
at Lynchburg (2/19)


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