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Game 15 • W&L (2-12, 2-10 ODAC) vs. EMU (12-4, 7-4 ODAC) • January 28, 2003 • 7:00 pm

Game 16 • W&L (2-12, 2-10 ODAC) at Roanoke (10-5, 8-4 ODAC) • January 31, 2003 • 7:00 pm

#12 Louisa Feve, Fr., G, 5-8 13.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 78.7 FT %
#22 Emily Barker, So., F, 5-11 6.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 81.0 FT %
#24 Bethany Dannelly, So., G, 5-5 8.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.6 apg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Jr., F, 5-8 14.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 83.3 FT %
#50 Austin Calhoun, Sr., C, 5-11 3.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 0.7 bpg

#32 Elizabeth Igo, Sr., F, 5-8 4.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.2 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, 0.6 rpg, 0.1 apg
#34 Ashley Brown, Fr., G, 5-2 0.5 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.4 spg
#10 Casey Sharpe, So., G, 5-3 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
#30 Sarah Williamson, Fr., G, 5-5 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg

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.


Head Coach Mike Dunavant (Bridgewater ‘77) enters his second year at the helm of the Eastern Mennonite women’s basketball team. He has amassed a career mark of 173-145 overall, and has contributed to three NCAA Tournament teams, won six conference championships and been named a coach of the year six times. He is assisted by Mike Ely and Garret Brink.

Head Coach Susan Dunagan (Radford ‘70) is in her 22nd season at Roanoke. The six-time ODAC Coach of the Year is one of seven Division III women’s coaches to have compiled 400 victories (433-145). Dunagan is assisted by Lynn Richmond and Jim Robinson.

EMU holds a slim 10-8 edge over W&L in their all-time series. The Royals took the first meeting of this year, a 69-47 decision on Jan. 8.

W&L and Roanoke have met 17 times, with the Maroons holding a 17-0 lead in the rivalry. The Maroons defeated W&L, 72-30, on Jan. 4 in the Warner Center.

Eastern Mennonite surged to an 11-2 lead in the opening 5:09 before cruising to a 69-47 win over W&L on Jan. 8 at the EMU Student Commons. The Generals, who shot just 2-of-29 from the floor in the first half, were led by freshman guard Louisa Feve, who tallied 18 points, four rebounds and four assists. Junior forward Sarah Michaels contributed 15 points. The Royals were paced by freshman guard Carrie Grandstaff’s 15 points and five rebounds. Freshmen forwards Amanda Renalds and Stephanie Mathews added 12 points and seven rebounds each.

Roanoke used a 14-2 run at the beginning of the second half to cruise to a 72-30 win over W&L on Jan. 4 in the Warner Center. Sophomore forward Jennie Schafer converted a layup with 19:20 remaining in the second half to start the run, and then finished it with two free throws to give the Maroons a 44-13 advantage with 15:00 minutes to play. Schafer finished as the game’s leading scorer with 19 points. She also helped Roanoke outrebound W&L (57-33), as she was one of four players to total seven rebounds. The Generals were led by junior forward Sarah Michaels, who finished with a team-high 10 points. Senior forward Elizabeth Igo corralled a game-high 11 rebounds.

W&L will try to sweep its season series with Randolph-Macon Woman’s when the Wildcats come to the Warner Center on Wed., Feb. 5 (7:00 pm). The Generals then host Guilford on Fri., Feb. 7 (7:00 pm).

W&L allowed Emory & Henry to score 19 points off of 15 turnovers in falling to the Wasps, 67-53, on Saturday.
Conversely, the Generals scored just two points off E&H giveaways. The Wasps entered the halftime break clinging to a 27-26 lead after shooting 9-for-27 (33.3 percent) from the field. Despite connecting on only 12-of-31 second-half shots (38.7 percent), they outscored W&L by 13 (40-27) to pull away for the 14-point win. Junior forward Sarah Michaels paced the Generals and led all scorers with 22 points. She also grabbed seven rebounds. Freshman guard Louisa Feve chipped in with 13 points, while sophomore forward Emily Barker added 11. Senior center Austin Calhoun grabbed a game-high eight boards.

Four EMU players reached double figures and 12 players scored as the Royals defeated Virginia Wesleyan, 86-60, on Saturday in Harrisonburg, Va. The Royals used a 14-2 first-half run to open up a 15-point lead at the half (45-30) before coasting to victory in the second frame. Freshman guard Stephanie Mathews scored a game-high 19 points for EMU. She was joined in double-digits by senior guard Emily Mullet (16 points) and freshmen forwards Carrie Grandstaff (13 points) and Amanda Renalds (13 points).

As a team, W&L is getting its money’s worth from the charity stripe. The Generals have attempted 263 free throws this season, connecting on 74.1 percent of their tosses -- a mark which is better than nine NBA teams.

The Generals will be looking for their first win against Roanoke in 17 meetings Friday evening. Included in that stretch are two two-point losses (61-59 in 2000, 62-60 in 1997).

Despite having committed 5 more total fouls (235 to 229), no W&L opponent has fouled out this season. Four Generals have been disqualified.

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 4.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

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. Through four games this season, Barker is averaging 6.5 points and 4.9 rebounds.

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 13.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.7 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 14.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. In her last eight games, Michaels has stepped up her scoring, pouring in 17.6 points per contest. 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 40 games, earning 37 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 8.0 points, 4.3 boards, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per contest.

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 3.1 points and team-highs of 7.0 rebounds 0.7 blocks.


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