Game 3 W&L (0-2) at Randolph-Macon Woman's
(1-1) November 26, 2002 7:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2002-03 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Fr., G, 5-8 16.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 87.5 FT %
#22 Emily Barker, So., F, 5-11 6.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.0 apg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, So., G, 5-5 13.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.5 apg
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Sr., F, 5-8 3.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.0 apg
#50 Austin Calhoun, Sr., C, 5-11 3.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.0 apg
OFF THE BENCH:
#10 Casey Sharpe, So., G, 5-3 N/A
#20 Heather Coleman, Jr., G, 5-8 N/A
#30 Sarah Williamson, Fr., G, 5-5 N/A
#34 Ashley Brown, Fr., G, 5-2 1.0 rpg, 0.5 apg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Jr., F, 5-8 13.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.0 spg
THE HEAD COACHES:
Bryan Snyder (W&L 95) is in his first year as the Generals
Interim Head Coach. Snyder has been the assistant womens coach
the last two seasons, aiding the development of last years ODAC
Player of the Year (Jessica Mentz) and a Second Team All-ODAC selection
(Megan Babst). In the fall, Snyder is the head coach of the W&L
volleyball team. The reigning two-time ODAC Coach of the Year, he
guided the Generals to their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance
this season and a school-record 32-8 mark overall. Snyder is assisted
by Amy Forbes (Salisbury 01). Forbes is also the assistant womens
soccer coach, and this year helped lead the Generals to their first
ODAC Championship, first NCAA Tournament, first national ranking and
a school-record 17 wins. Randolph-Macon Womans is guided by
fifth-year Head Coach Melissa Wiggins. A graduate of Longwood University,
Wiggins has been coaching in the college ranks since 1989. Wiggins
is assisted by Michelle Cunningham, Melissa Lacks and Jeff Lakin.
Tonight will be the 17th meeting all-time between the Generals and
the Wildcats, with W&L holding an 11-5 edge in the series. Last
year, the Generals swept the season series, winning 54-39 on the road
(1/10), and 60-52 in the Warner Center (1/30).
THE LAST MEETING:
W&L snapped a three-game losing streak with a 60-52 win over visiting
Randolph-Macon Womans in the Warner Center last Jan. 30. Senior
forward Jessica Mentz paced the Generals with a game-high 26 points
and 12 rebounds, while senior center Megan Babst added 14 points,
10 boards and a school-record tying six blocks. Leading the way for
the Wildcats was guard Amy Dameron, who recorded a double-double with
13 points and 12 rebounds. ON TAP: W&L plays its only two December
games next week when it hosts ODAC-rivals Bridgewater on Mon., Dec.
2, and Emory & Henry on Wed., Dec. 4. Bridgewater defeated W&L
twice last season, winning 63-47 in the Warner Center and 68-60 in
Bridgewater, Va. The Generals and the Wasps squared off three times
a year ago, with E&H taking the season series, 2-1. After each
team won in the others gym, the Wasps won the rubber match in
the ODAC Tournament by a 75-58 score.
LAST TIME OUT:
W&L fell, 74-69, in overtime to Elmira College (N.Y.) on Saturday
in the consolation game of the Diversified Invitational at the University
of Scranton in Scranton, Pa. Trailing 58-57, sophomore point guard
Bethany Dannelly was fouled as she drove the lane with 2.5 seconds
remaining in regulation, and made 1-of-2 free throws to knot the game
at 58-58 and force an extra frame. In the overtime, the Soaring Eagles
outscored the Generals, 16-11, to earn the victory. W&L was led
by junior forward Sarah Michaels who scored a career-high 24 points
while collecting nine rebounds. Freshman guard Louisa Feve added 23
points in her second collegiate game.
SCOUTING RANDOLPH-MACON WOMANS:
The Wildcats upped their overall mark this season to 1-1 with a 72-70
win over Mary Washington on Sunday in Rowan, N.J. R-MWC was led by
freshman forward Meghan Stensrud (16 points, 12 boards) and junior
guard Dana Ford (11 points, four assists).
STUMBLING OUT OF THE BLOCK:
W&L has dropped five consecutive season-openers. The last time
the Generals opened with a win was during the 1997-98 campaign, when
they defeated Marietta (73-55) in the Carnegie Mellon Tournament.
This year, W&L dropped a 57-42 decision to Richard Stockton, while
last season W&L lost, 75-54, to Washington University (Mo.). Previously,
W&L had fallen to Coe (Iowa), 61-57, Wellesley (Mass.), 71-53
and Shenandoah, 62-53.
BABY WE WERE BORN TO RUN:
The Boss probably wasnt crooning about this trio, but the three-some
of sophomore guard Casey Sharpe and freshmen guards Ashley Brown and
Sarah Williamson all were born to run. Each of them run cross country
in the fall before donning hightops and streaking all over the hardwood
in the winter.
LAST ONE STANDING:
Forward Elizabeth Igo (5-foot-8), a co-captain and one of two seniors
on the team, is the only four-year player on this years roster.
Minus last seasons frontcourt of ODAC Player of the Year Jessica
Mentz and Second-Team All-ODAC selection Megan Babst, Igo is helping
to fill the void with hard-nosed defense despite her height disadvantage
and rebounding. This season, she is averaging 3.5 points and 6.5 rebounds
per game. In the season-opening loss to Richard Stockton, she collected
a team- and season-high nine rebounds.
Six of the nine players on W&L are sophomores or freshmen. There
are three sophomores (Emily Barker, Bethany Dannelly and Casey Sharpe)
and three freshmen (Ashley Brown, Louisa Feve and Sarah Williamson).
Where Dr. Evil used the blonde Fem-Bots as a last-gasp effort to thwart
the International Man of Mystery, the Generals call upon a brown-haired
basketballing version to score points and rebound with robotic efficiency.
So far this season, freshman guard Louisa Feve has been up to the
task, averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and two assists per contest.
In just her second collegiate game, Feve topped 20 points, totaling
23 in W&Ls 74-69 loss to Elmira.
After a year off, sweet-shooting junior forward Sarah Michaels has
un-retired her abundance of game and made herself available to the
Generals. Two years ago as a freshman, Michaels showed great promise,
averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. Despite not having
played organized hoops in over a year, Michaels has hit the ground
running this season, posting averages of 13.0 points and a team-high
8.0 rebounds per game. Against Elmira, she scored a game- and career-high
24 points while collecting nine boards.
Second-year players Emily Barker and Bethany
Dannelly are the leading returnees from last years squad for
the Generals. Barker, a 5-foot-11 forward, is the teams leading
returning scorer (6.2 ppg) and rebounder (3.0 rpg), while Dannelly,
a 5-foot-5 point guard, is back after establishing a W&L single-season
record for assists with 152. Her per-game average of 5.8 assists was
the ninth highest in NCAA Division III. Through two games, Barker
is averaging 6.0 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Dannelly checks in
with averages of 13.5 points, 5.5 boards and 3.5 assists. For her
play in the Diversified Invitational, Dannelly was named to the all-tournament
FIVE-OH: Fitting that the one sporting the highest number is also
the largest player on the team. No. 50, senior center and co-captain
Austin Calhoun (5-foot-11), has enlisted to protect and to guard the
Generals paint to her utmost abilities. In two games this year,
she has posted per-game averages of 3.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0
assists and 0.5 blocks. Her 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio is tops
on the team.
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