WEEK 8 NOTES
Game 18 W&L (8-9, 6-7) vs. RMWC (1-16,
January 30, 2002 5:00 pm
Game 19 W&L (8-9, 6-7) vs. Roanoke (9-7,
February 1, 2002 7:00 pm
Game 20 W&L (8-9, 6-7) vs. Shenandoah
February 3, 2002 2:00 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 4.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.5 apg
#34 Megan Babst, Sr., C, 6-1 19.5 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.8 bpg
#40 Sarah Schmidt, Sr., G, 5-7 4.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.5 apg
#44 Jessica Mentz, Sr., F, 5-9 19.6 ppg, 11.0 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, 0.3 rpg, 0.0 apg
#20 Heather Coleman, So., G, 5-8 0.5 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.5 apg
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Jr., G, 5-6 0.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.3 spg
#42 Carter Thomas, Sr., G, 5-8 1.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.5 spg
#50 Austin Calhoun, Jr., F, 5-10 0.3 ppg, 1.3 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 16-25 (.390) 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. Randolph-Macon Womans College
is coached by Melissa Wiggins (Longwood), who is in her fourth season
at the helm. She owns a 12-78 all-time record, including a 1-6 mark
against W&L. Susan Dunagan (Radford 70) claims an all-time
record of 419-135 in her 20 seasons at Roanoke. Dunagan is a perfect
16-0 against W&L. Shenandoah is led by 12th-year Head Coach Kathy
Orsini (Frostburg State 86). She has accumulated a career record
113-151, including a 3-0 mark against W&L.
ALL-TIME SERIES: W&L has won six straight against RMWC and claims
an all-time record of 12-5 after a 54-39 victory earlier this season.
The Generals have never defeated Roanoke in 16 all-time meetings.
The Maroons handed W&L a 71-62 overtime loss on Jan. 20. Shenandoah
is 3-0 all-time against W&L, including a 74-72 overtime victory
HOME SWEET HOME: This week will mark the second time W&L has played
three consecutive games at the Warner Center. Between Dec. 4, 2001-Jan.
5, 2002, W&L hosted four straight games and compiled a 2-2 record.
A year ago, W&L hosted three straight games on two occasions and
compiled a 1-2 record both times.
NEXT WEEK: The Generals will will be on the road for a pair of ODAC
games next week. On Wednesday, W&L will travel to Eastern Mennonite
for a game at 7:00 pm. The Generals will then play at Randolph-Macon
on Saturday at 4:00 pm.
LAST TIME OUT (1/26/02): Twenty-fourth ranked Bridgewater
used a 13-2 run over the final five minutes of the first half turn
a one-point deficit into a 40-30 halftime advantage and defeated Washington
and Lee, 68-60, in ODAC womens basketball action on Saturday
afternoon at Nininger Hall. The Eagles extended their halftime lead
to as many as 15 points with 14:30 to play on a layup from senior
Sarah Hagood. However, the Generals would cut the deficit to four
points (61-57) with 1:09 left on a jumper from senior center Megan
Babst. On the ensuing possession, the Eagles put the game out of reach
on a three-point play from Hagood. Bridgewater connected on 5-of-6
free throws in the final minute to preserve the victory. W&L was
led by Babst who tallied 25 points and seven rebounds. Senior forward
Jessica Mentz notched 21 points and nine boards, while senior guard
Sarah Schmidt scored 10 points. Four Bridgewater players tallied double
figures in points.
LAST TIME VS. RMWC (1/10/02): Washington and Lee started the game
on an 8-0 run and never looked back in defeating Randolph-Macon Womans
College, 54-39. The Generals led 30-15 at the half and pushed their
advantage to 44-22 with 8:38 remaining in the contest in cruising
to the 15-point win. Senior center Megan Babst led W&L with 20
points and 12 rebounds. Senior forward Jessica Mentz added 15 points
and 10 rebounds, while freshman forward Emily Barker chipped in with
11 points. The WildCats were paced by sophomore guard Amy Dameron,
who tallied 18 points.
ON THE DEFENSIVE: W&L is the top defensive rebounding team in
the ODAC averaging 28.3 defensive rebounds per game. Senior forward
Jessica Mentz (8.6 rpg) and senior center Megan Babst (7.5 rpg) rank
first and third respectively in defensive rebounds. In stark contrast,
however, the Generals are last in the ODAC in offensive rebounds (10.9
rpg). W&L, which ranks 10th in the ODAC in rebounds per game (36.1),
has outrebounded its opposition in 10-of-13 games this season. The
Generals have tied their opponent in rebounding four times this season.
DOUBLE DIP: The Generals have had at least one player record double
figures in points in all 17 of their games this season. In fact, W&L
has had at least one player record double figures in points in 33
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.
BLOCK PARTY: The Generals claim two of the top-six shot blockers in
the ODAC. Senior center Megan Babst leads the confernce at 1.8 blocks
per game, while freshman Emily Barker ranks sixth (0.76 bpg). RMWC
sophomore forward Morgan Greene is third in shot blocking at 1.6 blocks
FOR STARTERS: W&L Head Coach Janet Hollack has used the same starting
five for all 17 games. Last season, Hollack started the same five
players in all 24 games.
SCOUTING RMWC: The WildCats sport an overall record of 1-16 and 0-13
in the ODAC. They defeated Mary Baldwin, 55-44, on Sunday to notch
their first victory of the season. RMWC is led by sophomore guard
Amy Dameron who averages a team-high 14.8 points and 6.1 boards per
game. As a team, the WildCats rank last in the ODAC in field goal
percentage (.314) and free throw percentage (.578).
SCOUTING ROANOKE: Roanoke will enter its game with an overall record
of 9-7, 8-4 in the ODAC. The Maroons, who are idle until Friday evenings
game, are coming off a 73-57 win at Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday.
Junior guard Katrina Williams posted career-highs in points (27) and
steals (8) to lead Roanoke. On the season, the Maroons are led by
Williams who averages 16.2 points, 5.2 assists, 3.6 steal and 3.2
rebounds per game. Junior center Crystal Barrett chips in with 14.2
points and an ODAC-best 11.8 boards per game. As a team, the Maroons
shoot 42.2 percent from the field and 65.5 percent from the free throw
SCOUTING SHENANDOAH: The Hornets enter the week at 3-13 overall and
host Christopher Newport on Wednesday before travelling to Averett
on Saturday afternoon. Shenandoah is led by senior guard Wendy Legge
who leads the squad in scoring (14.4 ppg) and rebounding (5.8 rpg).
For the season, the Hornets are shooting 35.6 percent from the floor
and 58.9 percent from the charity stripe.
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