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Game 18 • W&L (8-9, 6-7) vs. RMWC (1-16, 0-13 ODAC)
January 30, 2002 • 5:00 pm

Game 19 • W&L (8-9, 6-7) vs. Roanoke (9-7, 8-4 ODAC)
February 1, 2002 • 7:00 pm

Game 20 • W&L (8-9, 6-7) vs. Shenandoah (3-13)
February 3, 2002 • 2:00 pm

#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

#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 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 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 Woman’s 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 last season.

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 women’s 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 Woman’s 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 per game.

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 evening’s 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 line.

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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