Game 13 W&L (6-6, 4-4) vs. Lynchburg
(4-9, 2-6 ODAC) January 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Game 14 W&L (6-6, 4-4) vs. Hollins (5-5,
2-4 ODAC) January 18, 2002 7:00 pm
Game 15 W&L (6-6, 4-4) at Roanoke (5-5,
4-2 ODAC) January 19, 2002 5:30 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2001-02 Stats
#22 Emily Barker, Fr., F, 5-11 6.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.9 apg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Fr., G, 5-5 4.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.9 apg
#34 Megan Babst, Sr., C, 6-1 19.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 1.8 bpg
#40 Sarah Schmidt, Sr., G, 5-7 4.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.7 apg
#44 Jessica Mentz, Sr., F, 5-9 19.2 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 1.4 apg
OFF THE BENCH:
#10/14 Alison Kudlacik, Sr., G, 5-8 1.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.3 apg
#12 Peggy Altman, Fr., G, 5-6 0.0 ppg, 0.5 rpg, 0.0 apg
#20 Heather Coleman, So., G, 5-8 0.4 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.5 apg
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Jr., G, 5-6 0.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.4 spg
#42 Carter Thomas, Sr., G, 5-8 0.7 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.3 spg
#50 Austin Calhoun, Jr., F, 5-10 0.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.0 apg
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 14-22 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. Richie Waggoner (Roanoke
92) has compiled a 25-37 record in three years at Lynchburg.
He claims a 3-2 record against W&L. Hollins is led by seventh-year
Head Coach Karen Jenkins Harvey (Roanoke 91), who claims an
all-time record of 30-124, including a 2-10 record against W&L.
Susan Dunagan (Radford 70) is in her 20th season at the helm
of Roanoke. She has compiled an all-time record of 415-133, including
a perfect 14-0 mark against the Generals.
ALL-TIME SERIES: The Generals claim an all-time record of 7-8 against
Lynchburg after losing to the Hornets (66-56) in the ODAC opener this
season. W&L sports an all-time record of 12-3 against Hollins.
However, Hollins won both meetings a year ago. After defeating W&L
twice last season, Roanoke leads the all-time series, 14-0.
NEXT WEEK: The Generals will be in action two times next week. On
Wednesday, the Generals will host Guilford at 7:00 pm. W&L will
travel to Bridgewater at 4:00 pm on Saturday.
LAST TIME OUT: Senior center Megan Babst tallied a career-high
34 points and 12 rebounds to lead Washington and Lee past Emory &
Henry, 77-62, on Saturday afternoon. 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.
For the 6-foot-1 Babst, the hoop marked her 1,000th career point.
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 take 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 claimed 10 points and nine assists.
LAST TIME VS. LYNCHBURG: Lynchburg handed the Generals a 66-56 setback
in the ODAC opener for both teams on Nov. 28, 2001. The Generals led
24-23 at the half behind 16 points from senior center Megan Babst.
W&L opened a seven-point edge (35-29) with 12:55 left in the game
before the Hornets fought back. Lynchburg went on a 10-0 run in the
next minute and a half, sparked by five points from sophomore forward
Whitney Yates and a three-point play from senior Johari Bass to take
a 39-36 advantage. Babst led all scorers with 25 points, hitting on
11-of-19 attempts from the floor.
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Senior forward Jessica Mentz and senior center Megan
Babst have been dominating foes throughout the season. Through the
first 12 games, both are averaging double-doubles. Mentz is scoring
19.2 points per game and grabbing a team-high 11.0 rebounds per game,
while Babst leads W&L in scoring at 19.8 points per game and is
grabbing 10.0 rebounds per game. The duo has combined for 16 double-doubles
this season, with Mentz tallying nine and Babst notching seven.
PASS IT TO ME!: Freshman point guard Bethany Dannelly is quietly making
a name for herself in the ODAC. At the beginning of the week, Dannelly
led the conference in assists at 4.9 assists per game. In Saturdays
victory over Emory & Henry, Dannelly dished out a career high
nine helpers. For the season, Dannelly is averaging 4.9 points per
game, 2.8 rebounds per game and a team-high 1.8 steals per game.
A STRONG WEEK: Senior center Megan Babst was named the ODAC Player
of the Week for helping the Generals to a 3-0 record. In the three
games, Babst totaled 76 points, 38 rebounds, seven assists and four
blocked shots. In Saturdays win, she tallied a career-high 34
points, including 27 in the first half. Babst also became the fourth
W&L player to record 1,000 career points when she nailed a jumper
with 4:03 to play in the first half against Emory & Henry.
ROAD WARRIORS: All three of W&Ls victories last week came
on the road, marking the second consecutive season the Generals have
won three straight away from the Warner Center. W&L will be going
after a school record fourth straight road triumph on Saturday.
SCOUTING LYNCHBURG: Lynchburg enters the week at 4-9 overall, 2-6
in the ODAC. The Hornets have lost six straight after a season-high
three-game winning streak. Lynchburg is led by sophomore guard Abby
Pyzik who averages 10.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. She is complemented
by junior center Erika Whitten who is averaging 6.8 points per game
and leads the team with 6.9 rebounds per game. As a team, the Hornets
shoot 36.1 percent from the floor and 58.0 percent from the free throw
SCOUTING HOLLINS: Hollins enters the week with an overall record of
5-5, 2-4 in the ODAC. Last week, Hollins lost to Randolph-Macon and
defeated Agnes Scott. Hollins is led by senior forward Mandi Nichols,
who leads the squad in scoring (17.8 ppg) and rebounding (7.3 rpg).
Freshman guard Brandi Cochran is ranked in the top-10 in the ODAC
in assists (2.6 apg) and steals (2.1 spg). As a team, Hollins is shooting
37.8 percent from the floor and 63.8 percent from the free throw line.
SCOUTING ROANOKE: Roanoke enters the week at 5-5 overall, 4-2 in the
ODAC. Junior guard Katrina Williams leads the squad at 14.1 points
per game. She is also tops in the ODAC in steals (3.2 spg) and is
second in assists (4.8 apg). Senior center Crystal Barrett averages
13.7 points per game and leads the ODAC with 11.2 rebounds per game.
She also leads the conference in field goal percentage (.581). As
a team, the Maroons shoot an ODAC-best 43.5 percent from the field
and 65.3 percent from the charity stripe.
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