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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

WEEK 5

Game 10 • W&L (3-6, 1-4) at Virginia Wesleyan (2-7, 1-5• January 8, 2002 • 7:00 pm

Game 11 • W&L (2-4, 1-2) at Randolph-Macon Woman's College (0-7, 0-5) • January 10, 2002 • 7:00 pm

Game 12 • W&L (2-4, 1-2) at Emory & Henry (6-3, 3-2) • January 12, 2002 • 4:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2001-02 Stats
#22 Emily Barker, Fr., F, 5-11 6.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.9 apg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Fr., G, 5-5 4.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 5.0 apg
#34 Megan Babst, Sr., C, 6-1 17.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 2.0 bpg
#40 Sarah Schmidt, Sr., G, 5-7 4.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.7 apg
#44 Jessica Mentz, Sr., F, 5-9 20.3 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 1.6 spg

OFF THE BENCH:
#10/14 Alison Kudlacik, Sr., G, 5-8 0.8 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.3 apg
#12 Peggy Altman, Fr., G, 5-6 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.0 apg
#20 Heather Coleman, So., G, 5-8 0.0 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.4 apg
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Jr., G, 5-6 1.2 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.3 spg
#42 Carter Thomas, Sr., G, 5-8 0.4 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.2 spg
#50 Austin Calhoun, Jr., F, 5-10 0.0 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.0 apg

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 11-22 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. Virginia Wesleyan is led by fifth-year Head Coach Joanne Renn (Old Dominion ‘76), who has compiled a record of 55-44 in four seasons. Melissa Wiggins (Longwood) is in her fourth-year at the helm of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. She owns a career record of 11-62 with the WildCats. Joy Scruggs (Tennessee) claims a record of 280-216 in 20 seasons at Emory & Henry. Scruggs has led the Wasps to 15 winning seasons in her 20-year tenure.

ALL-TIME SERIES: The Generals claim an all-time record of 5-11 against Virginia Wesleyan. Last season, the two teams split the season series with each team winning on its own home court. W&L sports an all-time record of 11-5 against Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. The Generals have won five straight in the series, including a pair a year ago. After defeating W&L twice last season, Emory & Henry leads the all-time series, 11-5. The Wasps have won five straight against the Generals dating to the 1998-99 season when W&L travelled to E&H and handed the Wasps a 56-55 loss.

LAST TIME OUT: Bridgewater used a 13-0 run over a seven minute span in the second half to break open a tie game and defeat Washington and Lee, 63-47, in women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center. W&L grabbed its final lead of the game with 16:18 to play as senior center Megan Babst converted a layup off an assist from freshman guard Bethany Dannelly. On the ensuing possession, Bridgewater senior forward Sarah Hagood knotted the game at 28-28 with a layup. Eagle sophomore guard Marie Bolton gave the Eagles the lead for good (30-28) when she hit a jumper with 14:59 left in the game. W&L was paced by senior forward Jessica Mentz who scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Babst recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 boards. The Eagles were led by Hagood who tallied team-highs in points (17) and rebounds (9). Junior forward Megan Forster chipped in with 11 points, four rebounds and three steals.

ANOTHER RECORD BROKEN: Senior forward Jessica Mentz notched her 17th record at W&L when she grabbed 11 rebounds in Saturday’s loss to Bridgewater. The 11 rebounds gave Mentz 766 career rebounds and moved her ahead of Tonia Dean ‘98, who was the former record holder with 755 boards.

CLOSING IN: Senior center Megan Babst is closing in on 1,000 career points. After scoring 58 points in three games last week, Babst is just 67 points shy of becoming the fourth player in W&L history to reach the 1,000 point plateau for her career. In addition to reaching that scoring milestone, Babst is also just 10 rebounds shy of taking over second place in all-time rebounding at W&L. Babst currently trails Tonia Dean ‘98 (755) and teammate Jessica Mentz (766).

A NEW LEADER: Friday’s loss to Eastern Mennonite marked the first time in eight games that the Generals were not led in scoring by either Jessica Mentz or Megan Babst. Senior guard Sarah Schmidt, who tied her career-high with 16 points in the loss, led W&L in scoring for the first time in her career.

PASS IT TO ME!: Freshman point guard Bethany Dannelly is quietly making a name for herself in the ODAC as she began the week leading the conference at 5.0 assists per game. The Raleigh, N.C., native is also averaging 4.4 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game and a team-high 1.9 steals per game.

TOPS IN THE ODAC: Several W&L players are leading the ODAC in different categories. Senior forward Jessica Mentz is tops in rebouding with 11.1 rebounds per game. Senior center Megan Babst leads the conference with 2.0 blocks per game, while freshman guard Bethany Dannelly is ranked first with 5.0 assists per game.

SCOUTING VIRGINIA WESLEYAN: The Marlins enter the week with an overall record of 2-7, 1-5 in the ODAC. In their latest game, the Marlins were defeated by Guilford, 62-50, on Saturday afternoon. Junior guard Angelique Cavanaugh and sophomore guard Devin Allen each tallied 12 points in the losing cause. For the season, Cavanaugh leads the Marlins in scoring (13.3 ppg) and is third in rebounding (5.0 rpg). Allen is second on the squad at 11.4 points per game and has tallied a team-high 19 assists. As a team, Virginia Wesleyan is shooting 37 percent from the floor and 64 percent from the charity stripe.

SCOUTING RANDOLPH-MACON WC: The WildCats enter the week with an overall record of 0-7, 0-5 in the ODAC. They are the only winless squad in the conference. RMWC lost a pair of home games this past weekend, falling to Bridgewater, 74-29, on Friday, and losing 69-60 to Eastern Mennonite. The squad is being led by sophomore guard Amy Dameron who is averaging 12.6 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Morgan Greene chips in a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game. The WildCats are shooting just 29 percent from the floor and 64 percent from the free throw line. RMWC is the lowest scoring team in the ODAC (46.6 ppg) and are surrendering the most points (74.4 ppg).

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