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Game 23 • W&L (10-12, 7-10 ODAC) vs. Emory & Henry (19-4, 15-3 ODAC)
February 12, 2002 • 6:00 pm

Game 24 • W&L (10-12, 7-10 ODAC) vs. Virginia Wesleyan (5-16, 4-13 ODAC)
February 14, 2002 • 6:00 pm

Game 25 • W&L (10-12, 7-10 ODAC) at Hollins (9-13, 5-12 ODAC)
February 16, 2002 • 2:00 pm

#22 Emily Barker, Fr., F, 5-11 6.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.6 apg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Fr., G, 5-5 4.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.8 apg
#34 Megan Babst, Sr., C, 6-1 19.0 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 2.1 bpg
#40 Sarah Schmidt, Sr., G, 5-7 5.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.4 apg
#44 Jessica Mentz, Sr., F, 5-9 20.0 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 1.6 spg

#10/14 Alison Kudlacik, Sr., G, 5-8 0.8 ppg, 0.5 rpg, 0.2 apg
#12 Peggy Altman, Fr., G, 5-6 0.0 ppg, 0.2 rpg, 0.0 apg
#20 Heather Coleman, So., G, 5-8 0.7 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.4 apg
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Jr., G, 5-6 1.2 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.4 spg
#42 Carter Thomas, Sr., G, 5-8 1.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.4 apg
#50 Austin Calhoun, Jr., F, 5-10 0.5 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.2 spg

THE HEAD COACHES: Janet Hollack (Florida International ‘88) is in her second season at the helm of the General women’s basketball team. Hollack guided the Generals to an overall record of 8-16 last year, including a 6-14 mark in the ODAC. Hollack has compiled a career-record of 18-26 (.409) in her time at W&L. The second-year head coach is assisted by Bryan Snyder, a 1995 graduate of W&L. In the fall, Snyder guided the Generals volleyball team to the NCAA South Regional Semifinals and a record of 30-5. In her 21st season at the helm of the Emory & Henry program is Joy Scruggs (Tennessee). Scruggs has compiled an all-time record of 299-220 (.576), including a 10-5 mark against W&L. Virginia Wesleyan is led by fifth-year Head Coach Joanne Renn (Old Dominion ‘76). She has put together a record of 60-60 (.500) in her tenure at Virginia Wesleyan, 4-5 record versus W&L. Hollins is coached by Karen Jenkins Harvey (Roanoke ‘91), who has a mark of 34-132 (.205) in her seven seasons at Hollins. Jenkins Harvey is 2-11 against the Generals.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Emory & Henry leads the all-time series with W&L, 10-5. W&L knocked of the Wasps, 77-62, in January to break a five-game losing streak against E&H. Virginia Wesleyan leads the all-time series with the Generals, 11-6. However, W&L has won five of the last seven meetings between the two, including a 59-44 victory earlier in the season. W&L leads the all-time series with Hollins, 14-3, including a victory at Hollins in January. However, Hollins did win both meetings a year ago.

FOR STARTERS: W&L Head Coach Janet Hollack has used the same starting five for all 22 games this season. A year ago, Hollack started the same five players in all 24 games.

LAST TIME OUT (2/9/02): The Washington and Lee women’s basketball squad slipped to 10-12 overall, 7-10 in the ODAC with a 74-59 setback at Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon in the Crenshaw Gymnasium. The Yellow Jackets grabbed an 18-8 lead seven minutes into the game and extended their lead to 13 points (37-24) at halftime. Randolph-Macon began the second half on a 12-4 run to open up its largest advantage of the afternoon at 21 points (49-28). However, the Generals chipped the Yellow Jacket lead to eight points with 8:29 to play after going on a 15-2 run over a six minute span. Following a timeout, the Yellow Jackets put the game out of reach by scoring five straight points for a 13-point lead. The Generals were led by senior forward Jessica Mentz who tallied game-highs with 28 points and 17 rebounds. Senior center Megan Babst also recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 boards. Three players from Randolph-Macon reached double figures in points led by Megan Mariani who totaled 17.

LAST TIME VS. EMORY & HENRY (1/12/02): Senior center Megan Babst tallied a career-high 34 points and 12 rebounds to lead Washington and Lee past Emory & Henry, 77-62. The Generals assumed a 19-13 lead with 10:30 remaining in the opening period with Babst scoring 17 of the team’s 19 points during the stretch. W&L pushed its advantage to 36-25 with 4:03 remaining on another Babst basket. Emory & Henry rebounded from a 43-31 halftime deficit to cut the Generals lead to 57-53 with 8:38 remaining, however, the Generals immediately used a 7-0 run to assume a 64-53 lead and cruised to the win. Babst went 13-of-19 from the field and 8-of-9 from the foul line. Senior forward Jessica Mentz added 20 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman guard Bethany Dannelly chipped in with 10 points and nine assists. For the game, the Generals shot 55.1 percent (27-49) from the field and hit 22-of-23 (.957) free throw attempts. The Wasps were led by Kelly Smith, who totaled 16 points and seven rebounds.

DOUBLE DIP: The Generals have had at least one player record double figures in points in all 22 of their games this season. In fact, W&L has had at least one player record double figures in points in 35 consecutive games. The last time W&L failed to have a player reach double figures was during a 68-41 loss at Bridgewater on Jan. 6, 2001. In that game Jessica Mentz and Sarah Michaels each tallied eight points.

FOR THA-REEEE: The Generals hit a season-high six three-pointers in last Wednesday’s 66-54 loss at Eastern Mennonite. Senior guard Sarah Schmidt led the attack by making four three’s. It marked the second time that Schmidt hit four trifecta’s against the Royals this season. In the two games against EMU, Schmidt totaled 30 points and connected on 8-of-18 (.444) from three point range. With her 14 points on Wednesday, Schmidt also reached the 500-point club for her career.

NOT IN OUR HOUSE: The Generals are tops in the ODAC in blocking shots averaging 4.1 per game. Senior center Megan Babst leads the ODAC with 2.1 blocks per game.

GENERAL “B”: W&L freshman point guard Bethany Dannelly has been instrumental in directing the Generals offense this year. At the start of the week, Dannelly led the ODAC and was ranked eighth in Division III with 5.8 assists per game. She has dished out a W&L single-season record 128 assists this season.

I-GO, YOU-GO, WE-GO: Junior guard Elizabeth Igo played a career-high 37 minutes in a 65-45 win over Shenandoah on Feb. 3. She responded by posting career-highs in points (4), rebounds (5) and steals (3). Igo then scored seven points to set a new career-high in last Wednesday’s loss to Eastern Mennonite.

SCOUTING E&H: The Wasps have won 11 straight games since a 77-62 loss to W&L on January 12. E&H defeated Lynchburg, 73-53, on Saturday afternoon, which was its 17th victory in its last 18 games. For the season, the Wasps are paced by senior guard Kelly Smith who is averaging 14.9 points and 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. Senior forward Jenny Gibson chips in with 9.7 points and a team-best 7.9 boards per game. As a team, the Wasps are the top scoring team in the ODAC as they average 71.1 points per game. E&H is shooting 39.4 percent from the floor, 66.8 percent from the free throw line and an ODAC-best 32.8 percent from three-point land.

SCOUTING VIRGINIA WESLEYAN: Virginia Wesleyan enters the week with an overall record of 5-16, 4-13 in the ODAC. The Marlins are coming off a 61-57 loss to Hollins on Saturday and host Bridgewater on Tuesday evening before travelling to W&L. Virginia Wesleyan is led by sophomore guard Devin Allen and junior guard Angelique Cavanaugh. Allen is averaging 11.1 points and 3.3 boards per game, while Cavanaugh chips in with 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. The Marlins are shooting 37.9 percent from the floor and are the worst free throw shooting team in the conference at 55.4 percent.

SCOUTING HOLLINS: Hollins enters the week at 9-13 overall, 5-12 in the ODAC following a 61-57 win over Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. Hollins plays Eastern Mennonite and Guilford before entertaining W&L on Saturday. Senior forward Mandi Nichols ranks fourth in the ODAC at 17.9 points per game. She also leads the team averaging 6.7 boards per game. Junior guard Emily Ferrell averages 11.2 points for the season. This year, Hollins is shooting 37.5 percent from the field and 65.7 percent from the charity stripe.

WIN TO GET IN: Out of the 11 teams in the league, only eight will qualify to participate in the conference tourney. Randolph-Macon Woman’s College is the only team mathematically eliminated from the postseason and no team has officially locked up a seed. There are currently five teams fighting for the final three spots with W&L in the driver's seat for the number seven seed, however, can still earn the number six or even the number five seed. The Generals are tied with Eastern Mennonite (7-10) but the Royals own the tiebreaker based on their season sweep of W&L. The Generals are also two games ahead of Hollins (5-12), two-and-a-half games up on Lynchburg (5-13) and three up on Virginia Wesleyan (4-13). Here are the scenarios for the Generals...

If W&L wins its final three games: W&L is the No. 6 seed unless EMU also wins its final three games in which case, the Generals would enter the tournament as the No. 7 seed. The Generals could also sneak into the No. 5 position if Randolph-Macon loses its final two games at home against Roanoke and Bridgewater AND EMU loses two of its final three games (at Hollins, vs. RMWC, at VWC).

If W&L beats VWC and loses its other two: The Generals would be the No. 7 seed, unless EMU drops its final three games, in which case, W&L would be the No. 6 seed.

If W&L beats Hollins and VWC: The Generals would be the No. 7 seed, unless EMU lost its final three games then W&L would move into the No. 6 slot.

If W&L loses its final three games: W&L would miss out on the tournament provided Hollins wins its final three games (vs. EMU, at Guilford, vs. W&L) AND Lynchburg wins its final two games (at RMWC, at Roanoke) AND Virginia Wesleyan wins its final three games (vs. Bridgewater, vs. EMU, at W&L).


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