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Game 17 • W&L (2-14, 2-12 ODAC) vs. R-MWC (3-13, 3-11 ODAC) • February 5, 2003 • 7:00 pm

Game 18 • W&L (2-14, 2-12 ODAC) vs. Guilford (10-3, 12-5 ODAC) • February 7, 2003 • 7:00 pm

Game 19 • W&L (2-14, 2-12 ODAC) at Shenandoah (8-7, 3-4 Dixie) • February 9, 2003 • 2:00 pm

#12 Louisa Feve, Fr., G, 5-8 13.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.6 apg
#22 Emily Barker, So., F, 5-11 6.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 0.6 bpg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, So., G, 5-5 8.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.5 apg
#44 Sarah Michaels, Jr., F, 5-8 14.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 83.8 FT %
#50 Austin Calhoun, Sr., C, 5-11 2.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 0.8 bpg

#32 Elizabeth Igo, Sr., F, 5-8 4.1 ppg, 5.1 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 0.9 ppg, 0.7 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 ppg, 0 rpg
#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.


Randolph-Macon Woman’s is guided by fifth-year Head Coach Melissa Wiggins. A graduate of Longwood University, Wiggins has been coaching in the college ranks since 1989 and has compiled a 15-99 mark overall (.132). Wiggins is assisted by Michelle Cunningham, Melissa Lacks and Jeff Lakin.

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 192-90 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.

Head Coach Kathy Orsini (Frostburg State ‘86) is in her 12th season at the helm of the Shenandoah women’s basketball team. She claims a 122-156 career mark and has led the Hornets to two Dixie Tournament titles and two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. She is joined on the bench by Randy Orsini.

The Generals and the Wildcats will be meeting for the 20th time, with W&L holding a 14-5 edge in the series. The Generals won their first game of the season, 66-51, at Randolph-Macon Woman’s on Nov. 26.

Guilford claims a 16-1 edge in the all-time series. The Quakers swept the season series last year, winning 62-47 in Greensboro, N.C., and 60-41 in the Warner Center.

Shenandoah has won three of the four previous meetings for a 3-1 all-time edge. The Generals were 65-45 winners last season in the Warner Center.

Freshman guard Louisa Feve scored 17 points to lead the W&L women’s basketball team to a 66-51 win over Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Nov. 26 in Lynchburg, Va. The Generals led 50-46 with 4:57 remaining in the game and went on a 16-5 run the rest of the way in claiming their first win of the season. Feve was one of five double-figure scorers for W&L. Junior forward Sarah Michaels and sophomore guard Bethany Dannelly both scored 12 points, while sophomore forward Emily Barker scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Senior guard Elizabeth Igo added 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

Guilford broke open a seven-point halftime advantage with a 27-10 run over the first 13 minutes of the second half to defeat Washington and Lee, 60-41, last Jan. 23 in the Warner Center. The Quakers, who led 20-13 at intermission, opened up their first double-digit lead (23-13) of the evening on a free throw from senior guard Erin Beacham with 17:41 to play. Guilford would extend its lead to as many as 26 points on two separate occasions in the second half. However, the Generals used a 16-0 run over a four minute span to cut the Quaker lead to 10 points (49-39) with 2:03 left. The Quakers sealed the victory by hitting 7-of-8 free throws down the stretch. W&L was paced by senior center Megan Babst who recorded a double-double with game-highs in points (18) and rebounds (10).

The Generals connected on 17-of-22 (.773) shots in the second half and recorded a 65-45 victory over non-conference foe Shenandoah last Feb. 3 in the Warner Center. The Generals, who held a one-point halftime lead (22-21), still clung to the one-point advantage (26-25) three minutes into the second half. However, W&L used a 27-9 run over the next nine minutes of play to push out to a 53-34 lead. The Generals pushed their advantage to as many as 25 points in the second half in cruising to the 20-point victory. W&L senior forward Jessica Mentz recorded game-highs in points (29) and rebounds (14). Senior center Megan Babst tallied 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the victors.

The Generals play back-to-back games next week as they host Emory & Henry on Tuesday (7:00 pm) and then travel to Lynchburg on Wednesday (7:00 pm).

Four Roanoke players reached double-digits as the Maroons defeated Washington and Lee, 67-49, on Friday evening at the Bast Center. Roanoke held a slim 25-22 halftime advantage before beginning the second half with a 20-0 run to assume a commanding 45-20 lead in cruising to the win. The Generals were led by junior forward Sarah Michaels, who scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Bethany Dannelly tied a career-high with 14 points.

SCOUTING R-MWC (3-13, 1-11 ODAC):
Three Lynchburg players scored in double figures to lead the Hornets to a 71-57 win over Randolph-Macon Woman’s on Saturday. Freshman forward Meghan Stensrud led the Wildcats with 21 points and eight rebounds. Junior guard Amy Dameron had 14 points, eight boards and seven assists. For the game, the Wildcats connected on just 28.7 percent of their shots from the field (23-80). Stensrud leads the Wildcats with a 17.4 points-per-game average. She’s also collecting an average of 6.3 rebounds an outing. Dameron is averaging 11.1 points, 5.8 boards and 2.7 assists per game.

As a team, W&L is getting its money’s worth from the charity stripe. The Generals have attempted 293 free throws this season, connecting on 73.4 percent of their tosses -- a mark which is better than eight NBA teams.

Several members of the Generals are closing in on individual program records. Sophomore point guard Bethany Dannelly needs 20 assists to tie Jessica Morton’s (‘00) all-time mark of 228. Freshman guard Louisa Feve (21) and junior forward Sarah Michaels (20) are both within striking distance of Michaels’ record for made three-pointers in a season (29 in ‘00-’01). Michaels (83.8) is also on track to break Miller’s season mark for free throw percentage (83.1).

Despite having committed the same number of fouls as the Generals (261), no W&L opponent has fouled out this season. W&L has had six disqualifications this season.

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. This season Igo started eight games and played in 15, averaging 4.1 points and 5.1 rebounds a contest.

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. Barker is averaging 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game this season.

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 7.3 rebounds and 0.8 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 13.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 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 14.6 points and 6.2 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 42 games, earning 39 starts. This season she is logging an average of 38.8 minutes per game, including a 45-minute night against Elmira (11/23). She checks in with averages of 8.4 points, 4.4 boards, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals per contest.

Freshman guard Louisa Feve logged her second 40-minute night in as many games against Roanoke on Friday. She and sophomore point guard Bethany Dannelly are the only two Generals to play an entire game this season. Dannelly has managed the feat eight times.


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