WEEK 10 NOTES
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
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2001-02 Stats
#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
OFF THE BENCH:
#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 womens 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 womens
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 teams 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 Wednesdays 66-54 loss at Eastern Mennonite. Senior guard
Sarah Schmidt led the attack by making four threes. It marked
the second time that Schmidt hit four trifectas 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 Wednesdays
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 Womans
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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