Game 22 W&L (3-18) at Mary Washington
(7-14) February 17, 2003 7:00 pm
Game 23 W&L (3-18, 3-15 ODAC) at Bridgewater
(9-14, 8-10 ODAC) February 19, 2003 7:00 pm
Game 24 W&L (3-18, 3-15 ODAC) at Guilford
(17-6, 14-4 ODAC) February 21, 2003 2:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2002-03 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Fr., G, 5-8 13.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.6 apg
#22 Emily Barker, So., F, 5-11 5.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.7 bpg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, So., G, 5-5 8.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.4 apg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Jr., F, 5-8 15.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 84.4 FT%
#50 Austin Calhoun, Sr., C, 5-11 2.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.0 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, 0.7 rpg, 0.7 spg
#42 Peggy Altman, So., G, 5-7 0.9 ppg, 0.8 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 0.8 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 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.
Becky Timmins (Manhattan 95) is in her second season as the
head coach at Mary Washington. In her first season, she led the Eagles
to a 5-20 mark and claims a 12-34 mark for her career. She is assisted
by Dave McAndrew.
Bridgewater Head Coach Jean Willi (Bridgewater 80)
has amassed a 140-47 mark in seven years at her alma mater. Three
of her Eagles teams have reached the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Joining her on the sidelines is Cyndi Justice.
Barb Bausch (Cal-State Fullerton 87) is in her
10th season as the head coach of Guilford. In her 13 seasons in the
college ranks, Bausch has registered a 197-91 mark overall. In the
past two seasons, she has led the Quakers to their first two ODAC
titles and appearances in the NCAA Tournament. She is assisted by
W&L and Mary Washington have squared off twice prior to this weeks
matchup with each team having won once. The Generals were 52-35 victors
last season in the Warner Center.
Bridgewater claims a 15-2 advantage in the all-time
series with W&L. The Eagles won the first showdown of the season,
60-30, on Dec. 2 in the Warner Center.
Guilford has won 17 of the 18 encounters between the
Quakers and the Generals for a 17-1 tally in the all-time series.
Included in that total is a 55-50 win on Feb. 7 in the Warner Center.
THE LAST MEETINGS:
Washington and Lee senior forward Jessica Mentz recorded her sixth
double-double (20 pts., 13 reb.) in as many games to lead the Generalsto
a 52-35 victory over non-conference foe Mary Washington last Dec.
4 in the Warner Center. The Generals took a commanding 48-32 lead
with 4:34 to play with a 12-2 second-half run and coasted to the win.
Senior center Megan Babst totaled nine points and 12 rebounds, while
senior guard Sarah Schmidt tallied eight points, four rebounds, three
blocked shots and two steals to lead W&L. Mary Washington was
paced by senior guard Caitlin Wilkinsons team-high 11 points.
Bridgewater used an 18-2 first-half run to take a 32-14
lead at intermission and went on to defeat W&L, 60-30, on Dec.
2 at the Warner Center. For the game, the Generals shot just 19.6
percent from the field (10-of-51). The Eagles were led by junior guard
Sarah Oktavec, who recorded game-highs in points (11) and rebounds
(8). She also made five steals. Joining her in double figures were
senior guard Megan Forster and junior center Katie Brennan, who each
tallied 10 points. Pacing the Generals was junior forward Sarah Michaels
who scored nine points and grabbed seven boards. Sophomore guard Bethany
Dannelly accumulated five points, seven rebounds, three assists and
Junior forward A.J. Robertsons three-pointer from
the left wing with 19 seconds remaining broke a 50-50 tie andpropelled
Guilford to a 55-50 win over W&L on Dec. 7 at the Warner Center.
The Quakers erased a six-point deficit (47-41) by outscoring W&L
14-3 over the final 4:27. Robertson led Guilford with 17 points on
7-for-15 shooting. Freshman guard Jennifer King added 16 points and
six rebounds. Junior forward Sarah Michaels paced the Generals with
a game-high 24 points and five boards. Freshman guard Louisa Feve
finished with 12 points, while sophomore guard Bethany Dannelly had
10. Senior center Austin Calhoun grabbed a game- and career-high 12
LAST TIME OUT:
Lynchburg claimed a sweep of its season series with W&L by holding
the Generals to just 21.4 percent shooting (12-of-56) on its way to
a 63-37 win last Wednesday in Lynchburg, Va. The Hornets used a 9-2
run over the final 2:34 of the first half to take a 26-16 lead at
halftime. They then outscored W&L 37-21 in the second half
to cruise to the victory. Freshman guard Louisa Feve led the W&L
offense with 18 points, including 4-of-6 shooting from downtown. Her
four threes gave her 30 on the season, eclipsing the previous W&L
single-season mark of 29 which was established by junior forward Sarah
Michaels during the 2000-01 season.
SCOUTING MARY WASHINGTON (7-14, 3-8 CAC):
Mary Washington won its third CAC contest, 78-62, at Gallaudet on
Saturday behind 7-of-8 shooting from three-point range in the second
half. Led by freshman guard Diane Frantz 14 points, seven rebounds
and six assists, four Eagles reached double figures. Senior guard
Caitlin Wilkinson finished with 13, junior center Adrienne Barnes
had 12 points and seven rebounds and sophomore guard Laura Hanks made
all three of her three-pointers to finish with 11.
MONEY FROM 15:
As a team, W&L is getting its moneys worth from the charity
stripe. The Generals have attempted 375 free throws this season, connecting
on 73.1 percent of their tosses -- a mark which is better than six
Several of the Generals program records are under assault, or
have already been surpassed. Freshman guard Louisa Feve broke junior
forward Sarah Michaels mark of 29 (set in 2000-01) three-pointers
in a season with her 30th against Lynchburg last Wednesday. Sophomore
point guard Bethany Dannelly needs five assists to tie Jessica Mortons
(00) all-time mark of 228. Michaels (84.4) is on track to break
Ansley Millers (00) season mark for free throw percentage
Despite having committed 19 more fouls (342 to 323) than the Generals,
no W&L opponent has fouled out this season. W&L has had six
disqualifications this season.
Freshman guard Louisa Feve logged her fourth 40-minute night against
Emory & Henry last Tuesday. She and sophomore point guard Bethany
Dannelly are the only two Generals to play an entire game this season.
Dannelly has managed the feat 10 times.
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 evenings
loss to Eastern Mennonite.
The Generals 44 points against Randolph-Macon Womans Dec.
5 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.
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
5.1 rebounds per game. She registered the first double-double of her
career with a career-high-tying 14 points and career-high 10 rebounds
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 2.8 points
and team-highs of 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.
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, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals
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 15.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. When not raining threes
and collecting rebounds, Michaels often horses around -- as a member
of the W&L riding team.
No, sophomore point guard Bethany Dannelly is not a member of the
British heavy metal band. Rather, thus far, shes been the womens-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 47 games, earning 44 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 8.2 points,
4.5 boards, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals per contest.
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