Game 4 W&L (1-2, 1-0 ODAC) vs. Bridgewater
(1-2, 0-0 ODAC) December 2, 2002 6:00 pm
Game 5 W&L (1-3, 1-1 ODAC) vs. Emory
& Henry (1-2, 0-0 ODAC) December 4, 2002 6:30 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2002-03 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Fr., G, 5-8 14.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 72.7 FT %
#22 Emily Barker, So., F, 5-11 7.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.3 apg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, So., G, 5-5 11.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.5 apg
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Sr., F, 5-8 5.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.0 apg
#50 Austin Calhoun, Sr., C, 5-11 2.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.3 apg
OFF THE BENCH:
#44 Sarah Michaels, Jr., F, 5-8 11.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.3 spg
#20 Heather Coleman, Jr., G, 5-8 2.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 2.0 spg
#34 Ashley Brown, Fr., G, 5-2 0.5 rpg, 0.3 apg
#10 Casey Sharpe, So., G, 5-3 N/A
#30 Sarah Williamson, Fr., G, 5-5 N/A
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.
Bridgewater is coached by seventh-year Head Coach Jean Willi (Bridgewater
80). The 2001 ODAC Coach of the Year, Willis Eagles squads
have compiled a 110-29 record overall during her tenure. Willi is
joined on the bench by seven-year assistant Cyndi Justice (Virginia
Emory & Henry is led by Joy Scruggs, a University
of Tennessee graduate who has compiled a 302-221 career mark in her
21 seasons at the helm of the Wasps womens basketball
team. Scruggs, the reigning ODAC Coach of the Year, is joined on the
sideline by assistant coach Jenny Gibson.
The Generals home-opener against Bridgewater marks the 17th
meeting all-time between these conference rivals, with the Eagles
holding a 14-2 edge in the series. The Eagles won both matchups a
year ago, winning 63-47 in the Warner Center, and 68-60 in Bridgewater,
Va. W&L has taken the court 17 times against E&H, with the
Wasps holding a 12-5 edge in the all-time series. Last season, the
two teams split in the regular season, each winning in the others
gym (W&L won, 77-62, in Emory, Va., while the Wasps pulled out
a 73-65 decision in the Warner Center) before squaring off again in
the First Round of the ODAC Tournament, a game won by E&H (75-58).
THE LAST MEETING:
Buoyed by a 13-2 run over the final five minutes of the first half,
24th-ranked Bridgewater took a 40-30 halftime lead over W&L and
held on for a 68-60 win in Bridgewater, Va. Sarah Hagood (19 points)
paced the Eagles, who had four players tally double figures in points.
Megan Babst led the Generals with 25 points and seven rebounds, and
Jessica Mentz chipped in with 21 points and nine boards.
Emory & Henry won the rubber match against the Generals, 75-58,
to take the season series (2-1) and advance to the ODAC semis in Salem,
Va. Kelly Smith (18 points) led four E&H players who tallied double-digits
in points. In their final collegiate games, Megan Babst and Jessica
Mentz combined for 43 points and 24 board as the Generals wrapped
up their season with a 12-14 record overall.
W&L now breaks for the remainder of December. The Generals will
be in action again on Thurs., Jan. 2 when they host Randolph-Macon
for a 7:00 game.
LAST TIME OUT:
The Generals recorded their first win of the season, 66-51, over RMWC
last Tuesday in Lynchburg, Va. W&L, led by freshman guard Louisa
Feves 17 points, placed five players in double figures for the
first time since 1995. Joining Feve in double-digits were junior forward
Sarah Michaels (12 points), sophomore guard Bethany Dannelly (12 points),
senior forward Elizabeth Igo (11 points) and sophomore forward Emily
Barker (11 points and game-high nine rebounds).
The Eagles fell to 1-2 overall with a 74-59 defeat of Gettysburg in
the third day of play at the Marymount University Tip-Off Tournament.
BC dropped its season-opener (66-56) to Geneseo, but rebounded to
defeat Sewanee (74-59). Bridgewater is led by junior center Katie
Brennan and junior guard Marie Bolton who enter play averaging 16.7
and 12.3 points per game, respectively. Brennan also is grabbing an
average of 6.7 rebounds and blocking 1.7 shots a game, while Bolton
averages 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Junior guard/forward
Sarah Oktavec posts per game averages of 9.0 points and 6.0 boards.
SCOUTING EMORY & HENRY:
After competing in the Randolph-Macon/Coca-Cola Tip-Off Tournament,
the Wasps enter the Warner Center with a 1-1 record overall. In its
season-opener, E&H was knocked off by Methodist (62-54) before
bouncing back to hold off Goucher (69-68). Junior forward Erin Connelly
(15.0 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 3.0 spg) leads three Wasps who are averaging
double figures in points. Junior guard Danielle Moore (13.5 ppg, 3.0
rpg) and sophomore guard Amy Hensley (11.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5 spg)
join Connelly as the leading point producers for E&H.
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 runs 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 and rebounding. This season,
she is averaging 6.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Against Randolph-Macon
Womans Igo scored a career-high 11 points.
Six of the 10 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 16.7 points, 5.0 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 12.7 points and a team-high
7.0 rebounds per game. Against Elmira, she recorded career-highs in
both points (24) and rebounds (9).
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 5.3 rebounds, while Dannelly checks in with averages of 13.0 points,
5.3 boards and 2.3 assists. For her play in the Diversified Invitational,
Dannelly was named to the all-tournament team.
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. This year, she has posted per-game
averages of 3.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Her 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover
ratio is tops on the team.
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