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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 20 • W&L (3-16, 3-13 ODAC) vs. E&H (14-6, 12-3 ODAC) • February 11, 2003 • 7:00 pm

Game 21 • W&L (3-16, 3-13 ODAC) at Lynchburg (12-8, 10-5 ODAC) • February 12, 2003 • 7:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2002-03 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Fr., G, 5-8 13.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.6 apg
#22 Emily Barker, So., F, 5-11 6.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.7 bpg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, So., G, 5-5 8.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.4 apg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Jr., F, 5-8 15.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 84.1 FT%
#50 Austin Calhoun, Sr., C, 5-11 2.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 0.8 bpg

ON THE BENCH:
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Sr., F, 5-8 4.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.2 apg@
#20 Heather Coleman, Jr., G, 5-8 1.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 1.0 spg
#42 Peggy Altman, So., G, 5-7 0.8 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.3 apg
#34 Ashley Brown, Fr., G, 5-2 0.4 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.4 spg
#10 Casey Sharpe, So., G, 5-3 0.7 ppg, 0.3 apg
#30 Sarah Williamson, Fr., G, 5-5 0 ppg, 0 rpg
@ - Injured

COMMANDING THE GENERALS:
Bryan Snyder (W&L ‘95) is in his first year as the Generals’ Interim Head Coach. Snyder has been the assistant women’s coach the last two seasons, aiding the development of last year’s 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 women’s 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.

OPPOSING COACHES:

Twenty-second-year Head Coach Joy Scruggs (Tennessee) has amassed a 316-227 career mark at Emory & Henry. A two-time ODAC Coach of the Year (1984, 2002), Scruggs led the Wasps to a school record 22-5 mark last season. She is joined on the bench by Assistant Coach Jenny Gibson.

Fourth-year Head Coach Richie Waggoner (Roanoke ‘92) has compiled a 41-53 career mark at Lynchburg. In 2000-01 he led the Hornets to a 13-12 record and their first berth in the ODAC Tournament in five years. Joining him on the bench are Assistant Coaches Warner Dyke, Lauren Hedden and Brian Puckett.

ALL-TIME SERIES’:
In their 18 previous meetings, Emory & Henry has defeated Washington and Lee 13 times to hold an eight-game advantage (13-5). The Wasps won this season’s first encounter, 67-53, in the King Center on Jan. 25.

Lynchburg carries a slim 9-8 series advantage into this week’s showdown. Prior to Lynchburg’s 62-49 win in the Warner Center on Jan. 11, the two teams had been knotted with eight wins apiece.

THE LAST MEETINGS:
W&L’s 15 turnovers were converted into 19 Emory & Henry points as the Wasps were 67-53 victors on Jan. 25 in the King Center. The Wasps entered the break clinging to a 27-26 lead after shooting 9-for-27 (33.3 percent) from the field. Despite connecting on only 12-of-31 second-half shots (38.7 percent), they outscored W&L by 13 (40-27) to pull away for the 14-point win. Junior forward Sarah Michaels paced the Generals and led all scorers with 22 points and seven rebounds. Freshman guard Louisa Feve chipped in with 13 points, while sophomore forward Emily Barker added 11. The Wasps placed three players in double figures, headed by Danielle Moore who finished with 16 points. Amy Hensley tallied 15 points and Erin Connelly totaled 13.

Senior center Erika Whitten’s double-double (17 points, 12 boards) paced Lynchburg to a 62-49 win over the Generals on Jan. 11 at the Warner Center. W&L, which outrebounded the Hornets by six (47-41), was unable to overcome its 16.9 percent shooting from the field (10-for-59). Whitten also added game-highs in steals (5) and blocks (4). Junior forward Sarah Michaels led the Generals in scoring with a game-high 19 points. Freshman guard Louisa Feve added 13 points, while senior forward Elizabeth Igo and senior center Austin Calhoun collected 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively.

ON TAP:
W&L wraps up its regular season slate with three road games next week. The Generals play at Mary Washington (Mon. at 7:00 pm), at Bridgewater (Wed. at 7:00 pm) and at Guilford (Sat. at 2:00 pm).

LAST TIME OUT:
Shenandoah used an 11-0 game-opening run and coasted to a 63-35 win over W&L on Sunday afternoon in Winchester, Va. The Hornets outrebounded the Generals, 37-25, and forced 21 W&L turnovers. Sophomore forward Emily Barker recorded the first double-double of her career (career-high-tying 14 points and career-best 10 rebounds). Freshman guard Louisa Feve added nine points.

SCOUTING EMORY & HENRY (14-6, 12-3 ODAC):
Roanoke guard Katrina Williams’ 29-point effort led the Maroons to a 65-56 win over Emory & Henry on Saturday at the King Center. Emory & Henry’s 40-24 edge on the glass was nullified by its 31 turnovers. Wasps’ junior guard Danielle Moore kept pace with Williams, finishing with 20 points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Amy Hensley added nine points and five boards, and senior forward Lindsay McKnight had five points and a game-best 10 rebounds. On the season, Moore leads the Wasps and is the lone E&H player averaging double figures (13.8 ppg). Junior guard Dawn Chewning is second on the team, averaging 9.1 poins.

SCOUTING LYNCHBURG (12-8, 10-5 ODAC):
Lynchburg committed 24 turnovers and made just 38.5 percent of its shots from the field (25-of-65) and fell, 75-66, to Meredith in non-conference action on Sunday in Lynchburg, Va. Senior center Erika Whitten tallied 15 points, 14 rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks to head the Hornets’ attack. Freshman forward Lori Fletcher contributed 12 points. Freshman guard Mandi Campbell is LC’s leading scorer, pouring in 15.4 points per game. She’s joined by junior guard Abby Pyzik, the lone other double-digit scorer on the team (12.8 ppg). Whitten leads the club on the glass, grabbing an average of 9.9 rebounds per outing.

MONEY FROM 15:
As a team, W&L is getting its money’s worth from the charity stripe. The Generals have attempted 342 free throws this season, connecting on 73.4 percent of their tosses -- a mark which is better than eight NBA teams.

RECORD WATCH:
Several members of the Generals are closing in on individual program records. Sophomore point guard Bethany Dannelly needs 11 assists to tie Jessica Morton’s (‘00) all-time mark of 228. Freshman guard Louisa Feve (24) and junior forward Sarah Michaels (23) are both within striking distance of Michaels’ record for made three-pointers in a season (29 in ‘00-’01). Michaels (84.1) is also on track to break Ansley Miller’s (‘00) season mark for free throw percentage (83.1).

NO DQ’S:
Despite having committed 16 more fouls (310 to 294) than the Generals, no W&L opponent has fouled out this season. W&L has had six disqualifications this season.

40-MINUTE CLUB:
Freshman guard Louisa Feve logged her third 40-minute night against Randolph-Macon Woman’s on Wednesday. She and sophomore point guard Bethany Dannelly are the only two Generals to play an entire game this season. Dannelly has managed the feat nine times.

.44 CALIBER:
The Generals 44 points against Randolph-Macon Woman’s last Wednesday was the second-fewest they have scored in a win. On Jan. 11, 1994, W&L defeated Sewanee, 43-41, establishing a record for fewest points in a win. Moreover, the 82 combined points between the Generals and the WildCats (38) is the second-lowest combined point total in a W&L win. The Generals teamed to score 75 points with Mary Baldwin in a 50-25 win on Jan. 31, 1995.

GET WELL SOON, NO. 32:
Senior forward Elizabeth Igo (5-foot-8), a co-captain and one of two seniors on the team, suffered a season-ending injury in Tuesday evening’s loss to Eastern Mennonite. This season Igo started eight games and played in 15, averaging 4.1 points and 5.1 rebounds a contest.

BARKER KNOWS:
Reminiscent of Bo Jackson: sophomore forward Emily Barker knows basketball (two-year starter). Barker knows soccer (Honorable Mention All-ODAC goalie). Barker knows lacrosse (three goals as a freshman). This year, Barker knows track. This season Barker is averaging 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. She registered the first double-double of her career with a career-high-tying 14 points and career-high 10 rebounds on Sunday against Shenandoah.

FIVE-OH:
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. This year, she has posted per-game averages of 2.6 points and team-highs of 7.5 rebounds and 0.8 blocks.

FEVE-BOT:
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 13.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals per contest.

HOOPIN’ AND HORSIN’ AROUND:
After a year off, sweet-shooting junior forward Sarah Michaels has un-retired her abundance of game and made herself available to the Generals. After exhibiting great promise as a freshman (7.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg), Michaels has rejoined the team this year and, despite not playing for over a year, hit the ground running. So far, she is posting averages of 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. When not raining threes and collecting rebounds, Michaels often horses around -- as a member of the W&L riding team.

IRON MAIDEN:
No, sophomore point guard Bethany Dannelly is not a member of the British heavy metal band. Rather, thus far, she’s been the women’s-basketball-playing equivalent of the famed Iron Horse (Lou Gehrig), who played in 2,130 consecutive games for the New York Yankees. For her career, Dannelly has played in all 45 games, earning 42 starts. This season she is logging an average of 38.6 minutes per game, including a 45-minute night against Elmira (11/23). She checks in with averages of 8.3 points, 4.1 boards, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals per contest.

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