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WASHINGTON AND LEE BASKETBALL RELEASE

Game 13 • W&L (2-10, 2-8 ODAC) vs. Hollins (6-4, 3-4 ODAC) • January 24, 2003 • 7:00 pm

Game 14 • W&L (2-10, 2-8 ODAC) at Emory & Henry (8-5, 6-2 ODAC) • January 25, 2003 • 4:00 pm

PROBABLE STARTERS: 2002-03 Stats
#12 Louisa Feve, Fr., G, 5-8 14.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 78.9 FT %
#22 Emily Barker, So., F, 5-11 6.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 76.5 FT %
#24 Bethany Dannelly, So., G, 5-5 8.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.6 apg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Jr., F, 5-8 14.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 82.8 FT %
#50 Austin Calhoun, Sr., C, 5-11 2.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.7 bpg

OFF THE BENCH:
#32 Elizabeth Igo, Sr., F, 5-8 4.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.4 apg
#20 Heather Coleman, Jr., G, 5-8 2.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 2.0 spg
#42 Peggy Altman, So., G, 5-7 0.3 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.2 apg
#34 Ashley Brown, Fr., G, 5-2 0.5 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 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:

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 41-139 career mark. She is joined on the bench by Assistant Coaches Toree Morris, Erika Hale and Fred Thomas.

Twenty-second-year Head Coach Joy Scruggs (Tennessee) has amassed a 310-226 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.

ALL-TIME SERIES’:
W&L holds a 14-4 edge in its all-time series with Hollins. Hollins won the last matchup, 63-48, on Jan. 14.

In their 17 previous meetings, Emory & Henry has defeated Washington and Lee 12 times to hold a seven-game advantage (12-5). Last year the teams squared off three times. The Generals took the first meeting at E&H (77-62) before the Wasps won in the Warner Center (73-65). Emory & Henry won the rubber match, 75-58, to end W&L’s season in the first round of the ODAC Tournament.

THE LAST MEETING:
The Hollins backcourt of sophomore guard Brandi Cochran and freshman guard Coby Wilmer combined for 39 points as Hollins defeated W&L, 63-48, at Hollins. In addition to her 17 points, Wilmer had 12 boards, six steals and five assists. Hollins’ 28-20 halftime advantage was extended to 36-20 with an 8-0 run to start the second half. The Generals closed to within 45-38 with 7:39 remaining in the game, but could get no closer. W&L was led by freshman guard Louisa Feve and junior forward Sarah Michaels, who each scored 13 points. Sophomore forward Emily Barker added 10 points.

Third-seeded Emory & Henry ended W&L’s season with a 75-58 win in the first round of the ODAC Tournament last Feb. 21. The Wasps built an 11-point halftime lead (34-23) en route to their 14th-straight and school-record 22nd win. The Generals, the No. 6 seed, were led by senior forward Jessica Mentz, who tallied 29 points and tied a career-high with 18 rebounds. Senior center Megan Babst notched 14 points and 10 rebounds, while senior guard Sarah Schmidt recorded 13 points and four assists. Senior guard Kelly Smith paced the Wasps with 18 points and four assists. Forward Jenny Gibson tallied 16 points, while then-sophomore forward Erin Connelly finished with 14 points and 18 rebounds.

ON TAP:
The Generals’ January slate comes to a close with two opportunities to avenge earlier losses. On Tues., Jan. 28, Eastern Mennonite comes to the Warner Center (7:00 pm), and on Fri., Jan. 31, W&L travels to Salem, Va., to face Roanoke (7:00 pm).

LAST TIME OUT:
Junior forward Sarah Michaels’ career-high 29 points propelled the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team to a 56-35 victory against Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday evening in Norfolk, Va. Michaels made 7-of-14 shots from the field, including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. She also was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line, and added five rebounds and five steals. The Generals played their best defense of the season in ending an eight-game losing slide, holding the Marlins to just 35 points on 22.0 percent shooting (11-of-50). W&L’s win avenged an 80-61 loss to Virginia Wesleyan on Jan. 10. Freshman guard Louisa Feve chipped in with nine points and four assists. Senior center Austin Calhoun nabbed a game-high nine rebounds.

SCOUTING HOLLINS:
Sophomore guard Brandi Cochran made both ends of a one-and-one to lift Hollins to a 61-59 victory over Lynchburg on Saturday in Lynchburg, Va. Cochran led all scorers with 20 points, and also finished with seven rebounds and five steals. She was joined in double figures by sophomore center Katie Parnell (14 points, 13 boards) and freshman guard Coby Wilmer (12 points). Hollins plays at Bridgewater on Tuesday before coming to the Warner Center on Friday evening.

SCOUTING EMORY & HENRY:
Emory & Henry won for the sixth time in its last seven outings by dispatching Eastern Mennonite, 64-56, on Saturday in Emory, Va. Freshman guard Kate Childress tied for the game-high in points (14) and was one of four Wasps to finish in double-digits. Sophomore guard Amy Hensley (12 points) and junior guards Danielle Moore (12 points) and Dawn Chewning (10 points) also hit double figures, while junior forward Erin Connelly netted nine points and a team-best nine boards. E&H hosts Randolph-Macon Woman’s on Tuesday before the Generals come to Emory, Va., on Saturday.

TOO MANY STINGINGS:
Prior to their 77-62 win last January, the Generals had been stung repeatedly by the Wasps, having dropped the previous five meetings dating back to Feb. 11, 1999 (a 70-64 E&H victory). As it stands now, Emory & Henry has buzzed W&L in seven of the last eight meetings.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN:
After opening the season on the road at the Scranton Diversified Invitational, W&L played five of its next seven at the Warner Center. Since then, however, the Generals have become acclimated to busing to hostile arenas, as four of their next five games were road affairs.

MONEY FROM 15:
As a team, W&L is getting its money’s worth from the charity stripe. The Generals have attempted 235 free throws this season, connecting on 74.5 percent of their tosses -- a mark which is better than nine NBA teams.

NO DQ’S:
Despite having committed five more total fouls (212 to 196), 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.

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 year’s roster. Igo is contributing both as a starter and as the sixth person with averages of 4.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

BARKER KNOWS:
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. Through four games this season, Barker is averaging 6.0 points and 5.1 rebounds.

THE 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 14.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.7 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. 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 14.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Michaels netted a career-high 29 points in to lead W&L to a 56-35 win over Virginia Wesleyan on Jan. 18. 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 38 games, earning 35 starts. This season she is logging an average of 38.5 minutes per game, including a 45-minute night against Elmira (11/23). She checks in with averages of 8.5 points, 4.2 boards, 3.6 assists and 2.2 steals per contest.

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 2.8 points, a team-high 6.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists and a team-best 0.7 blocks.

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 0.3 points, 0.7 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game.

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