WEEK 9 NOTES
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
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2001-02 Stats
#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
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 0.6 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 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 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 womens 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
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 womens
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
TRIPLE THREAT: Wednesdays 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 Sundays 65-45 victory over non-conference
foe Shenandoah. In Fridays 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
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 Sundays 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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