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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

#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

#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

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.

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 Rob Brafford.

W&L and Mary Washington have squared off twice prior to this week’s 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.

Washington and Lee senior forward Jessica Mentz recorded her sixth double-double (20 pts., 13 reb.) in as many games to lead the Generals’to 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 Wilkinson’s 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 five steals.

Junior forward A.J. Robertson’s 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 rebounds.

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.

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. 

As a team, W&L is getting its money’s 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 NBA teams.

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 Morton’s (‘00) all-time mark of 228. Michaels (84.4) is on track to break Ansley Miller’s (‘00) season mark for free throw percentage (83.1).

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.

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.

The Generals’ 44 points against Randolph-Macon Woman’s 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 against Shenandoah.

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 per contest.

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, 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 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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