Game 10 W&L (1-8, 1-6 ODAC) at Hollins
(4-4, 1-4 ODAC) January 14, 2003 7:00 pm
Game 11 W&L (1-8, 1-6 ODAC) vs. Randolph-Macon
(5-6, 5-4 ODAC) January 17, 2003 7:00 pm
Game 12 W&L (1-8, 1-6 ODAC) vs. Virginia
Wesleyan (4-5, 3-4 ODAC) January 18, 2003 5:00 pm
PROBABLE STARTERS: 2002-03 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Fr., G, 5-8, 14.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.1 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, So., G, 5-5, 8.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.4 apg
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Sr., F, 5-8, 4.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.3 apg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Jr., F, 5-8, 13.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 78.7 FT%
#50 Austin Calhoun, Sr., C, 5-11, 2.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 0.8 bpg
OFF THE BENCH:
#22 Emily Barker, So., F, 5-11, 5.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 0.3 bpg
#20 Heather Coleman, Jr., G, 5-8, 2.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 2.0 spg
#42 Peggy Altman, So., G, 5-7, 0.4 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.2 apg
#34 Ashley Brown, Fr., G, 5-2, 0.4 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.4 spg
#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.
Karen Harvey (Roanoke 91) is in her seventh season as the head
coach at Hollins. A former All-American at Roanoke, she has compiled
a 39-139 (.219) career mark. She is joined on the bench by Assistant
Coaches Toree Morris, Erika Hale and Fred Thomas.
Carroll LaHaye (University of Maine-Machias 77)
is in her 21st season as the head coach at Randolph-Macon. For her
career, she has compiled a 289-235 record overall. For the last nine
years, her teams have averaged 18 wins per season. LaHaye is joined
on the bench by Assistant Coach Ana Litton, who assisted the Generals
Joanne Renn (Old Dominion 76) is in her sixth
season as the leader of the Virginia Wesleyan womens hoop team
where she has a career mark of 65-64. She is joined on the sideline
by Don Proehl and Kendra Robbins.
W&L holds a 14-3 edge in its all-time series with Hollins, including
a 58-56 victory at Hollins last Feb. 16 which clinched the sixth seed
in the ODAC Tournament for the Generals.
The Generals have taken the court with the Yellow Jackets
19 times, with R-MC holding a 15-4 series advantage. Randolph-Macon
won the seasons first matchup, 74-59, in the Generals
first game back following a break for exams and the holiday season
on Jan. 2.
Virginia Wesleyan claims an 12-7 series advantage over
the Generals in their 19 prior showdowns. Included is a 80-61 VWC
win last Friday in the Warner Center.
THE LAST MEETING:
The Generals overcame a nine-point deficit over the final 11:06 and
held on for a 58-56 win over Hollins last February 16 in Roanoke,
Va. The win clinched the sixth seed in last seasons ODAC Tournament.
W&L was headed by senior forward Jessica Mentz who tallied 19
points and 10 rebounds. Senior center Megan Babst added 15 points
and five boards, while senior guard Sarah Schmidt added 11 points
and five assists.
The Randolph-Macon womens basketball team used
a 12-5 run over the final 2:46 to hold off Washington and Lee, 74-59,
on Jan. 2. Junior forward Sarah Michaels converted two free throws
to cut the Yellow Jackets advantage to 62-54 with less than
three minutes to play. However, senior guard Allison King scored five
of her team-high 19 points down the stretch to put the game on ice
for R-MC. The Generals were led by freshman guard Louisa Feve who
scored a career- and game-high 25 points. She also had nine boards,
four assists and three steals. Michaels recorded the first double-double
of the season for W&L with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore
point guard Bethany Dannelly notched 11 points, five boards and five
Virginia Wesleyan senior guard Angie Cavanaugh scored
a game-high 26 points on 7-for-11 shooting, including 5-of-8 from
three-point land to lead the Marlins to an 80-61 victory over host
W&L. Trailing 43-38 at the half after connecting on nearly 61
percent of their first-half shots (14-of-23), the Generals shot just
28.1 percent (9-for-32) in being outscored by 14 in the second frame.
W&L was led freshman guard Louisa Feve who racked up 17 points
and junior forward Sarah Michaels who had 16 points and five rebounds.
Sophomore point guard Bethany Dannelly added eight points and a team-
and season-high seven assists.
The Generals get a chance to rest up after two consecutive three-game
weeks by playing just once, on the road, next Sat., Jan. 25, against
Emory & Henry.
LAST TIME OUT:
W&L, which outrebounded Lynchburg by six (47-41), was unable to
overcome its 16.9 percent shooting from the field (10-for-59) and
dropped a 62-49 decision last Saturday in the Warner Center. 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.
Hollins fell to 4-4 overall, 1-4 in the ODAC with a 72-54 loss to
Guilford on Sunday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C. The Quakers outrebounded
(52-39) and outshot (38.9 to 34.4 percent) Hollins to secure the victory.
Sophomore guard Brandi Cochran, who leads the ODAC in scoring (17.4
ppg), led HU with 16 points. Freshman guard Coby Wilmer chipped in
with 11 points and eight boards, while sophomore center Katie Parnell
had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
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 4.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
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 14.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.1 steals
per contest. Feve scored a career-high 25 points in a losing effort
against Randolph-Macon (1/2).
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. Two years ago the freshman hoopster exhibited great promise,
averaging 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. When not raining threes
and collecting rebounds, Michaels often horses around -- as a member
of the W&L riding team. At the James Madison/Bridgewater Invitational,
Michaels took top honors in the novice fences. 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
6.4 rebounds per game. So far this season she has recorded career-highs
in points (24 against Elmira) and rebounds (11 versus Randolph-Macon).
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 35 games, earning 32 starts. This season she is
logging an average of 38.1 minutes per game, including a 45-minute
night against Elmira (11/23). As a freshman she established 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. She checks
in with averages of 8.9 points, 4.3 boards, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals
per contest. For her play in the Diversified Invitational, Dannelly
was named to the all-tournament team.
Barker knows basketball. Barker knows soccer. Barker knows lacrosse.
This year, Barker knows track. Reminiscent of Bo Jackson, sophomore
forward Emily Barker is a true multi-sport athlete. The leading returning
scorer (6.2 ppg) and rebounder (3.0) from last years team, Barker
also is (womens basketball, soccer), has been (lacrosse) or
will be (track) a participant in several other sports at W&L.
As an Honorable Mention All-ODAC goalie for the ODAC-champion W&L
womens soccer team, she posted a 0.62 goals-against average
in making 60 saves for a .845 save percentage and six shutouts. As
a midfielder for the lacrosse team a year ago, she tallied three goals,
but plans to put her athleticism on display this spring as a member
of the Generals track team. Through four games this season,
Barker is averaging 5.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.3 blocks per game.
Fitting that the one sporting the highest number is also the tallest
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 2.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists and a team-best
0.8 blocks. Her average of 3.0 offensive rebounds per game is tied
for fourth in the ODAC.
MONEY FROM 15:
As a team, W&L is getting its moneys worth from the charity
stripe. The Generals have attempted 179 free throws this season, connecting
on 73.7 percent of their tosses -- a mark which is better than nine
Despite having committed nine more total fouls (164 to 155), no W&L
opponent has fouled out this season. Junior Sarah Michaels, sophomores
Emily Barker and Bethany Dannelly, along with freshman Louisa Feve
have each been disqualified once this year.
A NEW, YET FAMILIAR, FACE:
Sophomore guard Peggy Altman is back on the team after missing the
first four games of the season. Altman was in Wyoming participating
in N.O.L.S. (National Outdoor Leadership School) for the fall term.
Still getting reacclimated to the game, she is averaging 0.4 points,
0.6 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game.
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