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Game 21 • W&L (10-10, 7-8 ODAC) at Eastern Mennonite (10-10, 6-9 ODAC)
February 6, 2002 • 7:00 pm

Game 22 • W&L (10-10, 7-8 ODAC) at Randolph-Macon (10-11, 9-7 ODAC)
February 9, 2002 • 4:00 pm

#22 Emily Barker, Fr., F, 5-11 6.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.8 apg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Fr., G, 5-5 4.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.9 apg
#34 Megan Babst, Sr., C, 6-1 19.4 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.1 bpg
#40 Sarah Schmidt, Sr., G, 5-7 4.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.3 apg
#44 Jessica Mentz, Sr., F, 5-9 20.2 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 1.7 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 0.6 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.4 apg
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Jr., G, 5-6 0.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.4 spg
#42 Carter Thomas, Sr., G, 5-8 0.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.4 apg
#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 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. Eastern Mennonite is led by first-year Head Coach Mike Dunavant (Bridgewater ‘77). He claims a record of 10-10 (.500) in his first season at EMU, including a 1-0 mark against W&L. Carroll LaHaye (University of Maine-Machias ‘77) is in her 20th season at the helm of Randolph-Macon and claims an all-time record of 281-226 (.554). LaHaye is 13-4 all-time against the Generals.

ALL-TIME SERIES: W&L and Eastern Mennonite have split the 16 games in their series, with the Royals taking a 56-52 decision earlier this season. W&L claims an all-time record of 4-14 against Randolph-Macon, including a 76-71 victory in double overtime back in December.

NEXT WEEK: The Generals will conclude the regular season with three games. On Tuesday, the Generals will host Emory & Henry at 6:00 pm. W&L will entertain Virginia Wesleyan for a 6:00 pm game on Thursday evening before finishing the regular season at Hollins on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm.

FOR STARTERS: W&L Head Coach Janet Hollack has used the same starting five for all 20 games this season. A year ago, Hollack started the same five players in all 24 games.

LAST TIME OUT (2/3/02): The W&L women’s basketball team connected on 17-of-22 (.773) shots in the second half and evened its overall record at 10-10 with a 65-45 victory over non-conference foe Shenandoah on Sunday afternoon at the Warner Center. The Generals, who held a one-point halftime lead (22-21), still clung to the one-point advantage (26-25) three minutes into the second half. However, W&L used a 27-9 run over the next nine minutes of play to break open a 53-34 lead. W&L senior forward Jessica Mentz recorded game-highs in points (29) and rebounds (14). Senior center Megan Babst tallied 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the victors. Shenandoah was led by sophomore center Shannda Gaskins who notched 14 points and 13 boards.

LAST TIME VS. EMU (1/4/02): Eastern Mennonite freshman forward Jenny Cline scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Royals to a 56-52 victory over Washington and Lee at the Warner Center. The score was knotted at 22-22 at the half and EMU grabbed the lead for good with 15:55 to play on a layup from junior center Emily Misak. The Generals, who found themselves trailing 54-47 with 1:09 to play, did manage to cut the Royal lead to as little as two points (54-52) with 19 seconds to play. However, sophomore guard Heather Maslauskas nailed two free throws with 13 seconds left to ice the victory. W&L senior guard Sarah Schmidt tied her career-high with 16 points. She also tallied four assists and three rebounds. Senior forward Jessica Mentz notched 13 points and 12 boards. Misak scored 14 points and notched six rebounds for the victors.

LAST TIME VS. RANDOLPH-MACON (12/1/01): The Washington and Lee women’s basketball team overcame a 28-21 halftime deficit and posted its first victory of the season as it defeated Randolph-Macon in double-overtime, 76-71, at the Warner Center. The Generals forced overtime when senior guard Sarah Schmidt split a pair of free throws with 20 seconds to play in regulation. The Yellow Jackets had a chance to win, however, junior guard Lindsay Carroll missed a jumper with four seconds remaining. In the first overtime period, W&L grabbed a 68-66 lead with 1:24 on the clock when senior forward Jessica Mentz nailed a pair of free throws. Yellow Jacket senior forward Meredith Roberts missed a layup with 20 seconds to play, but, sophomore forward Sarah Crider converted the put-back to send the game into its second overtime. In the second overtime, W&L grabbed a 71-69 advantage with 3:43 to play on a layup by Mentz and never relinquished the lead. The Generals iced the victory by making four free throws in the final minute. Randolph-Macon, who only dressed seven players due to injuries, played the final minute with only four players as three Yellow Jackets fouled out. W&L was led by Mentz who tallied 22 points and 12 rebounds. Senior center Megan Babst added 20 points and 13 boards, while freshman forward Emily Barker scored a career-high 14 points and added four rebounds, three steals and two assists before fouling out. Schmidt also reached double figures in scoring with 12 points. The Yellow Jackets were led by Crider who posted 21 points. Carroll added 18 points and 12 steals.

TRIPLE THREAT: Wednesday’s game at Eastern Mennonite will feature the top three scorers in the ODAC. EMU junior guard Emily Mullet leads the ODAC at 22.2 points per game. W&L senior forward Jessica Mentz claims the second spot as she is averaging 20.2 points per game, while Generals senior center Megan Babst ranks third in the ODAC averaging 19.4 points per game. Mentz (11.6 rpg) and Babst (9.6 rpg) are also ranked first and third in rebounding.

QUITE A WEEK: Washington and Lee senior forward Jessica Mentz compiled a solid week in helping lead the Generals to a 2-1 record. The 5-foot-9 Mentz recorded three double-doubles in as many games, including game-highs of 29 points and 14 rebounds in Sunday’s 65-45 victory over non-conference foe Shenandoah. In Friday’s 71-57 loss to Roanoke, Mentz tallied a career-high 18 boards to complement her 15 points. For the week, Mentz averaged 23.3 points and 14.7 rebounds per game. She also notched six steals, five assists and two blocked shots.

DOUBLE DIP: The Generals have had at least one player record double figures in points in all 20 of their games this season. In fact, W&L has had at least one player record double figures in points in 34 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.

ROYAL PAINS: W&L senior forward Jessica Mentz and senior center Megan Babst love when they see Eastern Mennonite on the schedule. In their seven games against the Royals, the duo has led the Generals to a 6-1 record. Mentz has averaged 20.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, while Babst has averaged 14 points and 13.4 rebounds per game. In a 75-71 victory over EMU on Dec. 3, 1999, Babst erupted for 28 points and a career-high 21 rebounds.

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 with 5.9 assists per game. She has dished out a W&L single-season record 117 assists this season.

NOT IN OUR HOUSE: The Generals are ranked first in the ODAC in blocking shots with an average of 4.1 per game. Senior center Megan Babst is tops in the ODAC with 2.1 blocks per game. Freshman forward Emily Barker ranks eighth at 0.8 swats per game.

I-GO, YOU-GO, WE-GO: Junior guard Elizabeth Igo played a career-high 37 minutes in Sunday’s 65-45 win over Shenandoah. She responded by posting career-highs in points (4), rebounds (5) and steals (3).

SCOUTING EASTERN MENNONITE: The Royals enter the week with an overall record of 10-10, including a 6-9 mark in the ODAC. On Saturday afternoon, EMU was defeated by Guilford, 72-53. The Royals were paced by freshman forward Jenny Cline who recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards. For the season, junior guard Emily Mullet leads the ODAC averaging 22.2 points per game. She is shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc. Junior center Emily Misak averages 11.5 points and a team-high 8.6 rebounds per game. As a team, the squad is shooting 38.7 pecent from the field and 64.9 percent from the free throw line.

SCOUTING RANDOLPH-MACON: The Yellow Jackets, who have won three of their last four games, enter the week at 10-11 overall and 9-7 in the ODAC. R-MC travels to Bridgewater on Tuesday before entertaining the Generals on Saturday. For the season, senior forward Meredith Roberts leads the squad at 13.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Junior forward Allison King (11.9 ppg) and sophomore forward Sarah Crider (10.6 ppg) also average in double figures for the Yellow Jackets. As a team, Randolph-Macon shoots 39.1 percent from the floor and 66.9 percent from the charity stripe.


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